Volume 15 · Number 3 · Pages 251–253
Cleaving to the Moment, Cleaving to Experience, Bracketing Presuppositions, and the Iterative Method in the Apprehension of Pristine Inner Experience

Cody Kaneshiro & Russell T. Hurlburt

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Open peer commentary on the article “Visual Representation in the Wild: Empirical Phenomenological Investigation of Visual-spatial Working Memory in a Naturalistic Setting” by Aleš Oblak. Abstract: We review four constraints we judge to be necessary to the high-fidelity apprehension and description of inner experience: cleaving to specific moments, cleaving to pristine inner experience, bracketing presuppositions, and using an iterative method. With the aim of promoting discussion of inner-experience-exploration methods, we use methodological concerns in Oblak’s study of inner experience to provide concrete perspectives on those four constraints.

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Kaneshiro C. & Hurlburt R. T. (2020) Cleaving to the moment, cleaving to experience, bracketing presuppositions, and the iterative method in the apprehension of pristine inner experience. Constructivist Foundations 15(3): 251–253. https://constructivist.info/15/3/251

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