Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

What do our experiences of heat and cold represent?

Gray, Richard 2013. What do our experiences of heat and cold represent? Philosophical Studies 166 (1 Supp) , pp. 131-151. 10.1007/s11098-012-0083-5

Full text not available from this repository.


Our experiences of heat and cold are usually thought to represent states of things: their hotness and coldness. I propose a novel account according to which their contents are not states of things but processes, more specifically, the opposite processes of thermal energy being transmitted to and from the body, respectively. I call this account the Heat Exchange Model of heat perception. Having set out the evidence in support of the proposal, I conclude by showing how it provides a new perspective on some old problems.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heat perception; Representational content of experience; Phenomenal character; Touch
Additional Information: Online publication date: 20 December 2012.
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISSN: 0031-8116
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:47

Citation Data

Cited 3 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item