1. David de Leon (2001). The Qualities of Qualia. Communication and Cognition 34 (1):121-138.
    This essay is a defence of the traditional notion of qualia - as properties of consciousness that are ineffable, intrinsic, private and immediately apprehensible - against the eliminative attempts of Daniel Dennett in the influential article "Quining Qualia." It is suggested that a thorough exploration of the concept is an appropriate starting point for future explanations of qualia, and the essay ends with some possible explanations of the four traditional properties.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation  
  2. David de Leon (1995). The Limits of Thought and the Mind-Body Problem. Lund University Cognitive Studies 42.
    This paper gives an account of Colin McGinn's essay: "Can We Solve the Mind-Body Problem?". McGinn's answer to his own essay title is that the problem is forever beyond us due to the particular nature of our cognitive abilities.The present author offers a number of criticisms of the arguments which support this conclusion.
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    My bibliography  
     
    Export citation