عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
In this paper, I will formulate and examine a well-known argument in favor of externalist representationalism: argument from transparency or diaphanousness. This argument seeks to demonstrate that the qualities of consciousness are not, in fact, subjective qualities of the conscious experience. Rather they are qualities of external things and states of affairs which are transparently represented in our consciousness. In this paper, I shall explain and formulate the argument and objections raised against it. In the second section of the paper, I will show, through a phenomenological analysis of transparency and a manipulation of a thought experiment, that transparency can be an argument for representationalism, but not for an externalist version of it.