19. Brute Experience- Peter Carruthers

19. Brute Experience- Peter Carruthers - "Brute Experience...

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“Brute Experience” Peter Carruthers Do Brutes have experiences, yes, and are morally concerning.  I.  Nagel- experience if there is something like that thing. Subjective  identification is false, many experiences don’t feel like anything. Driving example.  Music with washing dishes example (nonconscious experiences, feels like  nothing).   many experiences of brutes (nonhuman animals) are nonconscious.  Uses striate cortex example, are blind but nonconsciously able to discern  situations. These are still experiences driven by desires (driver wanting to arrive  safely).  II.  Conscious visual experience- one that causes beliefs about the matter  which the experience relates, are being made available to nonconscious motor  control processes. Second-order beliefs ascribed to fish/toads is contentious.  Conscious belief is world directed, experiences are transparent in that 
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