Quality Space

Austen Clark

in A Theory of Sentience

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780198238515
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679650 | DOI:
Quality Space

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There is more to sentience than sensory qualities. Even if there comes a day when all the conceptual tangles wrapped around the qualities of sensory experience have been resolved, the job of understanding sentience would still be only half done. Lurking beyond the thickets of qualia lies another problem that is just as big and nasty. So even after those thickets are cleared, philosophers still could not rest; they would still have work to do. They would still have gainful employment. To make this case this chapter explains how one might come to understand the qualities of sensory experience.

Keywords: sentience; sensory qualities; sensory experience; appearance; quality space

Chapter.  18411 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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