David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Inquiry 44 (2):149-169 (2001)
If we are to preserve qualia, one possibility is to take the current academic, philosophical, and theoretical notion less seriously and current natural science and some pre-theoretical intuitions about qualia more seriously. Dennett (1997) is instrumental in showing how ideas of the intrinsicalness and privacy of qualia are misguided and those of ineffability and immediacy misinterpreted. However, by combining ideas of non-mechanicalness used in contemporary natural science with the pre-theoretical idea that qualia are special because they are unique, we get a notion of qualia that is acceptable to naturalistic philosophy. The notion of unique qualia is not opposed to the idea that some of the characterizations of qualia have to be qualified. It is the folk-philosophical, academic, notions of theoreticity and conceptuality that have to be modified
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Tere VadÉn (2004). Ethics and Gods: How is Local Ethics Possible? [REVIEW] Continental Philosophy Review 37 (4):407-438.
Similar books and articles
David de Leon (2001). The Qualities of Qualia. Communication and Cognition: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly Journal 34 (1):121-138.
David Lewis (1995). Should a Materialist Believe in Qualia? Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73 (1):140-44.
Earl Conee (1985). The Possibility of Absent Qualia. Philosophical Review 94 (July):345-66.
James H. Moor (1988). Testing Robots for Qualia. In Herbert R. Otto & James A. Tuedio (eds.), Perspectives on Mind. Kluwer
Sydney Shoemaker (1975). Functionalism and Qualia. Philosophical Studies 27 (May):291-315.
Drakon Nikolinakos (2000). Dennett on Qualia: The Case of Pain, Smell and Taste. Philosophical Psychology 13 (4):505 – 522.
Torin Alter (2003). Qualia. In L. Nadel (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Cognitive Science. Nature Publishing Group
Tere Vaden (2001). Qualifying Qualia Through the Skyhook Test. Inquiry 44 (2):149-170.
Tere Vadén (2001). Qualifying Qualia Through the Skyhook Test. Inquiry 44 (2):149 – 169.
Tere Vadén (2001). Qualifying Qualia Through the Skyhook Test. Inquiry 44 (2):149-169.
Added to index2010-08-10
Total downloads7 ( #304,000 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #231,316 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?