[ExI] Mental Phenomena

John Clark johnkclark at gmail.com
Sun Jan 19 14:28:03 UTC 2020

On Sun, Jan 19, 2020 at 8:49 AM Ben Zaiboc via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

*> I mean it should be possible to point to a specific thing in a specific
> beings brain and say that is what's causing their experience*

I could be a zombie. How could you ever know for certain that I'm even
having an experience much less point to a specific thing in my brain and
say that is the cause of it?

> or, rather, that's what 'their experience' *is*

You could point to a specific part of my brain and say that is what caused
me to behave in a certain way, but behavior is not qualia. You are in the
same position that Evolution was in when it produced the human race; you
can not directly detect qualia in others, you can only hypothesize about it
from their behavior.

John K Clark
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