The Qualities of Qualia

Research output: Working paper

Abstract

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 inþuential 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.

Details

Authors
  • David de Léon
Organisations
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
  • Philosophy

Keywords

  • Cognitive Studies
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Publication categoryResearch