By Richard Swinburne
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Or, to take a much discussed example, I may have an image of a striped tiger without having noticed how many stripes it has. One reaction to these examples is to deny that there is any more content to the sensation than the subject is currently aware of. On this view, the image of the tiger is simply a blurred image, like a blurred photograph which gives a stripy impression without depicting a deﬁnite number of stripes. There may indeed be such images. But some images are not like that; they have features of which the subject is unaware.
16 Crucial among more sophisticated responses are how we classify objects together in the respect that they cause similar sensations, and how we describe them. If one person classiﬁes blue and red objects as having the same colour (shown by his inability to recognize a ﬁgure of red dots set in a ﬁeld of blue dots—the standard test for colour blindness), then either the blue objects or the red objects (or both) look (in the comparative sense) differently to him from the way they do to most of us.
A belief that Edinburgh lies to the north of London, and a desire for success in an examination or revenge on an enemy, last while their subject is asleep or thinking of other things. Sensations, thoughts, and purposings are by contrast conscious episodes. Thoughts and purposes would not exist unless the subject was to some extent aware of them. I could not have the thought that it is INTRODUCTION 19 John who is knocking at the door, nor could I sign my name intentionally, unless to some degree I was aware that I was having the thought or was purposing to sign my name.