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Unformatted text preview: Cite as: Alex Byrne, course materials for 24.09 Minds and Machines, Spring 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu/), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY]. 24.09 spring 07 24.09 Minds and Machines spring 2007 consciousness and intentionality Figure by MIT OCW. Cite as: Alex Byrne, course materials for 24.09 Minds and Machines, Spring 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu/), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY]. 24.09 spring 07 Visual qualia and visual content revisited Experiences vary widely In each of these cases, I am the subject of a mental state with a very distinctive subjective character Images removed due to copyright restrictions. Pictures of sandpaper, a skunk, a hand, a purple square, and an angry man. Cite as: Alex Byrne, course materials for 24.09 Minds and Machines, Spring 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu/), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY]. 24.09 spring 07 q ualia and Q ualia q ualia are the introspectively accessible properties of experiences that characterize what its like to have them in this standard, broad sense of the term, it is hard to deny that there are qualia Q ualia are the introspectively accessible nonrepresentational properties of experiences that characterize what its like to have them Q ualia are a philosophical myth als for 24.09 Minds and Machines, Spring 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu/), usetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY]. 24.09 spring 07 representational properties perceptual (in particular, visual) experiences have representational properties (e.g. the property of representing the perceivers environment as containing a blue cube) so visual experiences have intentionality visual experiences also have q ualia they have Q ualia just in case: two visual experiences can be alike in representational properties but differ in q ualia But: I know of no such counterexample warning: most of the examples Tye considers do not even purport to be cases of two experiences alike in representational content but which differ in q ualia Cite as: Alex Byrne, course materi Massach Figure by MIT OCW. Cite as: Alex Byrne, course materials for 24.09 Minds and Machines, Spring 2007. MIT OpenCourseWare (http://ocw.mit.edu/), Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Downloaded on [DD Month YYYY]. 24.09 spring 07 the argument from introspection Was I not here delighting in the phenomenal aspects of my visual experience? And if I was, doesnt this show that there are visual Qualia? my experience certainly wasnt blue. Rather, it was an experience that represented the ocean as blue What I was really delighting in...was a quality represented by the experience, not a quality of the experience Image removed due to copyright restrictions....
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