Joseph Polanik wrote:
similarly, if your only evidence that the claim 'I experience' is neither true nor false is the fact that you say so; then, you've got no evidence at all.
Correct! -- you can have no evidence for your argument since experience is non-empirical. Your putative "experiencer" is therefore a prime candidate for Occam's Razor.
I am experiencing an afterimage is also a common mode of speech (and one that doesn't depend on a metaphorical interpretation of 'seeing').
You can say "I am experiencing an afterimage" if you wish, but it doesn't resolve the confusion. Rather the confusion *starts* there.
if reporting "I see an afterimage" is an accurate report; then, would you kindly explain why "I am experiencing an afterimage" is not an accurate report of experiencing an afterimage?
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