Qualia, space, and control

Philosophical Psychology 12 (1):47-60 (1999)
Abstract
According to representionalists, qualia-the introspectible properties of sensory experience-are exhausted by the representational contents of experience. Representationalists typically advocate an informational psychosemantics whereby a brain state represents one of its causal antecedents in evolutionarily determined optimal circumstances. I argue that such a psychosemantics may not apply to certain aspects of our experience, namely, our experience of space in vision, hearing, and touch. I offer that these cases can be handled by supplementing informational psychosemantics with a procedural psychosemantics whereby a representation is about its effects instead of its causes. I discuss conceptual and empirical points that favor a procedural representationalism for our experience of space.
Keywords Control  Experience  Qualia  Science  Sensation  Space  Dretske, F  Lycan, W  Tye, M
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DOI 10.1080/095150899105927
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