Think 19 (54):31-35 (2020)

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Christopher Searle
Oxford University
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What follows is a short thought experiment that aims to show, reductio ad absurdum, that narrow qualia internalism is probably inconsistent with a physicalist/functionalist theory of mind. Those wishing to rebut the argument presented here will need to demonstrate why spatial proximity and the right sort of causal connection of functionally isolated components are necessary to the instantiation of qualia.
Keywords Qualia  Eliminativism
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DOI 10.1017/s1477175619000368
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