In “Qualia in a Contemporary Neurobiological Perspective”, Korf tackles the perennial issue of qualia in the philosophy of mind. His discussion is partly a response to Chalmers’ hard problem, which, as evidenced by other recent discussions in Dialogues, remains fresh after nearly two decades. Korf highlights the importance of regarding each brain as a particular shaped by unique contingencies and suggests how neurobiological research might proceed in light of this. However, I argue that his discussion does not address what is at the core of Chalmers’ hard problem, and so fails to bridge the gap between neurobiological processes and qualia.
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A Short Comment on the "Defence of Chalmers" by Hane Htut Maung.Jakob Korf - 2016 - Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences 9 (2):69-69.
Two Concepts of the Mental: A Comment on Korf's Reply.Maun Hane Htut - 2016 - Dialogues in Philosophy, Mental and Neuro Sciences 9 (2):70-71.

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