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dc.contributor.authorShevlin, Henry
dc.contributor.authorFriesen, P
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-22T15:05:40Z
dc.date.available2021-12-22T15:05:40Z
dc.date.issued2021-11
dc.date.submitted2018-08-02
dc.identifier.issn0268-1064
dc.identifier.othermila12292
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/331690
dc.descriptionFunder: Leverhulme Trust; Id: http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000275
dc.description.abstractThere is compelling evidence that pain experience is influenced by subjects’ cognitive states such as expectations and beliefs. In this paper, we explore one specific form of such influence, namely placebo analgesia, and examine its relevance for a debate in philosophy of mind and cognitive science the cognitive penetration of perceptual experience. In short, this refers to the epistemologically problematic influence of a subject’s beliefs, expectations, and desires on their perceptual experience. We begin by summarising the cognitive penetration debate, and single out as particularly important a form of cognitive influence on experience that we term Radical Cognitive Penetration. We go on to argue at least some cases of placebo analgesia constitute compelling instances of Radical Cognitive Penetration and are resistant to debunking explanations. Nonetheless, we urge caution in extrapolating from the cognitive penetration of pain experience to broader conclusions about the cognitive penetration of perceptual experience. Instead, we suggest that the cognitive penetration of pain experience raises distinctive psychological, epistemological, and ethical issues of its own.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis work was supported by the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Leverhulme Trust, under Grant RC-2015-067.
dc.languageen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subjectSUBMITTED ARTICLE
dc.subjectSUBMITTED ARTICLES
dc.subjectcognitive penetration
dc.subjectpain
dc.subjectplacebo
dc.subjectplacebo analgesia
dc.titlePain, placebo, and cognitive penetration
dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-12-22T15:05:39Z
prism.endingPage791
prism.issueIdentifier5
prism.publicationNameMind and Language
prism.startingPage771
prism.volume36
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.79140
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-05-11
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/mila.12292
rioxxterms.versionAO
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.contributor.orcidShevlin, Henry [0000-0002-7753-3281]
dc.contributor.orcidFriesen, P [0000-0002-1529-916X]
dc.identifier.eissn1468-0017
pubs.funder-project-idLeverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence, Leverhulme Trust (RC‐2015‐067)
cam.issuedOnline2020-06-17


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