RE: What are qualia...

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sat Jan 22 2005 - 14:51:01 MST

I suppose the subjectivist point of view does NOT explain why and blue mix
to give violet, in any simple way

On the other hand, the empiricist point of view doesn't (so far as I know)
explain why regular meditation very often leads to a combination of
compassion for all beings with insight into the fundamental unreality of all
things.... Maybe it will be able to explain this eventually, but it doesn't
right now...

Different perspectives have different strengths...

-- Ben G

> -----Original Message-----
> From: []On Behalf Of Patrick
> Crenshaw
> Sent: Saturday, January 22, 2005 3:59 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: What are qualia...
> If we mix red paint with blue paint we get purple paint. Which we
> percieve as having a color very similar to violet. If we look at the
> spectrum of purple paint and the sensitivity of the human eye, we see
> why it looks like violet. This would be the empiricist point of view,
> but what would the subjectivist point of view be about purple?

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.1.5 : Wed Jul 17 2013 - 04:00:50 MDT