[ExI] A paper that actually does solve the problem of consciousness

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at comcast.net
Sun Nov 16 01:38:48 UTC 2008


The representationalist knows any representation is possible in the 
world of the mind.  But of course, evolution is motivated to be as 
accurate as possible.  This is obviosly why the deception - that our 
knowledge is reality itself - is so compelling.  But obviously, as in 
cases such as this resulting sine wave, an any other inaccurate 
'seeming', it has a few quirks in the phenomenal representations it 
produces from it's detected inputs.


gts wrote:
> The question about music goes to the question of 'real' quaila vs 'hallucinatory' quaila, a fundamental problem in the debate about qualia.
> If we expose both ears to fixed frequencies, but one to a frequency a half-note or so over the other, the brain will somehow hear a sine wave. Where does that sine wave come from? 
> I suspect the answer to this question has something to do with music appreciation. 
> -gts
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