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Explanatory Gap

  • By: Joseph Levine
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

The term explanatory gap was first introduced by Joseph Levine in 1983, though the problem to which the term refers is quite old. Consider a quite ordinary conscious experience, such as seeing the color of a leaf in the fall. ...