Volume II, 2002
Dr. Hans Herbert Koegler
Heterophenomenology downplays the reality of the internal experiential aspects of consciousness in deference to an intentional, language-based model of consciousness that places emphasis on the neutral acceptance of the speech reports of subjects as the basis for understanding consciousness – thus placing the foundations of consciousness in a physical, monistic (physical sans soul), computational device (the brain). I shall argue that this methodology can be seen as a form of empathic extrapolation of self-understanding onto the other in dialogue, akin to the work of early hermeneutics. 11 This methodology is closely tied in with a contemporary connectionist conception of computability that Dennett develops in his book Consciousness Explained.
Fletcher, George, "Holism, Hermeneutics, and Heterophenomenology: A Critique of Daniel Dennett's Intentional Stance" (2002). All Volumes (2001-2008). 113.