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Phenomenal Consciousness, or Raw Feel, and Why They’re “Hard”

J. Kevin O’Regan

in Why Red Doesn’t Sound Like a Bell

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199775224
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919031 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199775224.003.0057
Phenomenal Consciousness, or Raw Feel, and Why They’re “Hard”

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This chapter discusses phenomenal consciousness. It examines the concept of “raw feel”, which is whatever people are referring to when they talk about the most basic aspects of their experience. Raw feel is also related to what philosophers call “qualia,” the basic quality or “what-it's like” of experience. The four mysteries of raw feel are also discussed.

Keywords: raw feel; phenomenal consciousness; qualia; experience

Chapter.  7941 words. 

Subjects: Neuroscience

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