Re: qualia again (and again and again)

From: Eugen Leitl (
Date: Tue Jul 06 2004 - 15:39:58 MDT

On Tue, Jul 06, 2004 at 02:38:37PM -0500, damien wrote:

> Surely the term `qualia' refers to, and only to, those very aspects of
> existence that *are* discernible (whether or not they are measurable by a
> public scale). If we can discern an element or gestalt of the world, that
> discernment *is* a quale.

The meat puppet as a sole instrument, the horror of horrors for any
biophysical metrologist.

I'm quite ready to accept low-level rich operational fingerprints of deeply
instrumented human subjects under controlled conditions for measurement,
before that, the whiteness of the cetacean strictly needs not apply.

Eugen* Leitl leitl
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