Trusting the Subject

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The use of Instrospective Evidence in Cognitive Science



Vol. 1: Why trust the subject?

Vol. 2: Trust or interaction? 


Vol. 1: IngentaConnect

Vol. 2: IngentaConnect

Vol. 1: imprint academic

Vol. 2: imprint academic

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"Trusting the Subject?  is a very useful and timely collection of articles from a wide array of sources on what all would agree is a very important topic.  For anyone interested in the scientific study of consciousness, Trusting the Subject? is worthwhile, even essential, reading." Liam Dempsey, Metapsychology   full review


Contents - Volume One

Anthony I. Jack & Andreas Roepstorff    full text
Why trust the subject? Editorial Introduction
K. Anders Ericsson   abstract
Valid and Non-Reactive Verbalization of Thought During Performance of Tasks: Towards a Solution to the Central Problems of Introspection as a Source of Scientific Data
Daniel C. Dennett   abstract
Who’s On First? Heterophenomenology Explained
Antoine Lutz & Evan Thompson   abstract
Neurophenomenology: Integrating Subjective Experience and Brain Dynamics in the Neuroscience of Consciousness
Dan Zahavi & Josef Parnas   abstract
Conceptual Problems in Infantile Autism Research: Why Cognitive Science Needs Phenomenology
Patrick Haggard & Helen Johnson   abstract
Experiences of Voluntary Action
Shaun Gallagher   abstract
Phenomenology and Experimental Design: Toward a Phenomenologically Enlightened Experimental Science
Bernard J. Baars   abstract
How Brain Reveals Mind: Neural Studies Support the Fundamental Role of Conscious Experience
David A. Leopold, Alexander Maier & Nikos K. Logothetis abstract
Measuring Subjective Visual Perception in the Nonhuman Primate
Timothy D. Wilson   abstract
Knowing When to Ask: Introspection and the Adaptive Unconscious
Gualtiero Piccinini   abstract
Data from Introspective Reports: Upgrading from Common Sense to Science
Richard E. Cytowic   abstract
The Clinician’s Paradox: Believing Those You Must Not Trust
Anthony J. Marcel  abstract
Introspective Report: Trust, Self Knowledge and Science


Contents - Volume Two

 Andreas Roepstorff & Anthony I. Jack   full text

Trust or Interaction?  Editorial Introduction
Alvin Goldman   abstract
Epistemology and the Evidential Status of Introspective Reports
Jonathan Schooler & Charles A. Schreiber  abstract
Experience, Meta-consciousness, and  the Paradox of Introspection
Jesse J. Prinz  abstract
 The Fractionation of Introspection
Eric Schwitzgebel   abstract
Introspective Training Apprehensively Defended: Reflections on Titchener’s Lab Manual
Morten Overgaard & Thomas Alrik Sørensen  abstract
Introspection Distinct From First-Order Experiences
Derek J. Snyder, Katherine Fast & Linda M. Bartoshuk  abstract
Valid Comparisons of Suprathreshold Sensations
Russell T. Hurlburt & Christopher L. Heavey  abstract
To Beep or Not To Beep: Obtaining Accurate Reports About Awareness
Philip Robbins  abstract
Knowing Me, Knowing You: Theory of Mind and the Machinery of Introspection
Elisabeth L. Hill, David Sally & Uta Frith  abstract
Does Mentalising Ability Influence Cooperative Decision-making in a Social Dilemma? Introspective Evidence from a Study of Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Eddy Nahmias, Stephen Morris, Thomas Nadelhoffer & Jason Turner abstract
The Phenomenology of Free Will
Jakob Hohwy & Chris Frith  abstract
Can Neuroscience Explain Consciousness?