The Qualities of Qualia

de Leon, David (1997) The Qualities of Qualia. [Preprint]

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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.

Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:Qualia, eliminativism, Dennett
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:368
Deposited By: de Leon, David
Deposited On:23 Nov 1998
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:53


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