Synthese 97 (3):365-82 (1993)
AbstractIt is the purpose of this article to explicate the logical implications of a television analogy for perception, first suggested by John R. Smythies (1956). It aims to show not only that one cannot escape the postulation of qualia that have an evolutionary purpose not accounted for within a strong functionalist theory, but also that it undermines other anti-representationalist arguments as well as some representationalist ones.
Similar books and articles
Heirs of nothing: The implications of transparency.Matthew Kennedy - 2009 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 79 (3):574-604.
What synaesthesia really tells us about functionalism.Richard Gray - 2004 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 11 (9):64-69.
Testing robots for qualia.James H. Moor - 1988 - In Herbert R. Otto & James A. Tuedio (eds.), Perspectives on Mind. Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Materialism, functionalism, and supervenient qualia.Ausonio Marras - 1993 - Dialogue 32 (3):475-92.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
Citations of this work
No citations found.
References found in this work
Naming and Necessity: Lectures Given to the Princeton University Philosophy Colloquium.Saul A. Kripke - 1980 - Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.
From Folk Psychology to Cognitive Science: The Case Against Belief.Stephen P. Stich - 1983 - MIT Press.
Matter and Consciousness: A Contemporary Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind.Paul M. Churchland (ed.) - 1984 - Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.