Volume 16 · Number 2 · Pages 183–185
Yes, We are Blind to Inner Experience, but that is Not Necessarily the Origin of Ecological Disaster

Russell T. Hurlburt

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Open peer commentary on the article “Anchoring in Lived Experience as an Act of Resistance” by Claire Petitmengin. Abstract: I accept that inner experience is underappreciated by science and laypersons, and that blindness to inner experience contributes to ecological disaster. However, I argue that the ecological disaster does not originate in that blindness.


Hurlburt R. T. (2021) Yes, we are blind to inner experience, but that is not necessarily the origin of ecological disaster. Constructivist Foundations 16(2): 183–185. https://constructivist.info/16/2/183

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