Defenders of the phenomenal concept strategy have to explain how both physical and phenomenal concepts provide a substantive grasp on the nature of their referents, whilst referring to the very same experience. This is the ‘new challenge’ to physicalism. In this paper, I argue that if the physicalist adopts the powerful qualities ontology of properties then a new and powerful version of the phenomenal concept strategy can be developed, which answers the new challenge.
|Number of pages||27|
|Journal||Australasian Journal of Philosophy|
|Early online date||30 Apr 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- phenomenal concepts
- new challenge
- Powerful qualities