Eyeworms. Hold the earworms.
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On Philosophy TV w/ Richard Brown discussing Higher-Order theories of consciousness. (October 4, 2010)
The higher-order approach aims to explain consciousness in terms of some relation between a conscious state and a representation of that state. Fans of this approach hope that it can pave the way to an account of consciousness that is both informative and amenable to naturalism. Yet higher-order theories face a wide range of interesting problems. In this conversation, Brown and Mandik discuss some of these problems and look for solutions to them.
Color-Consciousness Conceptualism, my talk from the Second Annual Consciousness Online conference (February 19, 2010)
The goal of the present paper is to defend against a certain line of attack the view that conscious experience of color is no more fine-grained that the repertoire of non- demonstrative concepts that a perceiver is able to bring to bear in perception. The line of attack in question is an alleged empirical argument - the Diachronic Indistinguishability Argument (DIA) - based on pairs of colors so similar that they can be discriminated when simultaneously presented but not when presented across a memory delay. My aim here is to show that this argument fails.
Making Meat Angels
Joseph announces to Christine that he wants to become a woman...entirely made out of bacon, and things pretty much go downhill from there.
Zombie Blues at the Qualia Fest (I take the stage around 4:41 to sing a verse about Type-Q Materialism.)
We Ain't no Zombies
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