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Mental event

Mental event is a catch-all phrase that means a particular occurrence of something going on in the mind. So say Mary is walking through a park and she sees City Hall. That instance of seeing City Hall is an instance of perception -- something that is supposed to be going on in Mary's mind. That instance of seeing is a mental event. Itís an event because it is something that happens; and itís mental because it happens in someone's mind. If Mary thinks to herself, "I am a human being," that thought is a mental event; if she feels happy after doing well on an exam, thatís a mental event. And so on.

See also: quale



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