[ExI] Fwd: Fwd: Mental Phenomena

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Tue Feb 18 17:23:06 UTC 2020

On Wed, 19 Feb 2020 at 02:44, Brent Allsop via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> Hi Stathis,
> Yes, exactly.  And the inverter filter for half the knowledge could be
> anywhere in the chain of events between the target of perception and our
> knowledge of such.
> And you would know, as surely as you know "I think therefore I am" what
> redness was like and how it was inverted for both hemispheres of knowledge,
> right?
> Objective observation, since it requires interpretation, can be mistaken.
> After all, we could be a brain in a vat, or it could only be a 'seeming'
> But, experiencing half of your visual knowledge being red green inverted,
> could not be mistaken.

But this does not imply that qualia are substrate specific.

>> On Tue, 18 Feb 2020 at 10:08, Brent Allsop <brent.allsop at gmail.com>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Would you agree with the overwhelming evidence that our knowledge of
>>>> our left field of vision is represented with physics in the right
>>>> hemisphere of our brain, and visa versa for the the knowledge of our right
>>>> field of vision being represented by physics in our left brain hemisphere?
>>> Yes. We know this because of what happens when the brain is damaged.
>> --
Stathis Papaioannou
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