Re: Geddes's 'Moral Perturbation Theory'

From: Metaqualia (
Date: Sun Jul 04 2004 - 20:09:49 MDT

> Then another question, is bad or good qualia simply that which results in
> avoidance or seeking of something? Or is there something more to it?

My guess is that we can detach the actual sensation from a sentient's final
behavioral response. Though of course in animals this is the way it works,
positive qualia result in seeking etc.
There is probably a relationship of this kind:

the kind of processes that influence the overall working of the brain and
switch it into an "avoidance" mode (or parts of these processes) create
negative qualia

But that's just a guess.


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