Structural qualia: a solution to the hard problem of consciousness

Show simple item record Loorits, Kristjan 2015-02-18T10:48:00Z 2015-02-18T10:48:00Z 2014
dc.identifier.citation Loorits , K 2014 , ' Structural qualia: a solution to the hard problem of consciousness ' , Frontiers in Psychology , vol. 2014/5 , 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00237 .
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dc.description.abstract The hard problem of consciousness has been often claimed to be unsolvable by the methods of traditional empirical sciences. It has been argued that all the objects of empirical sciences can be fully analyzed in structural terms but that consciousness is (or has) something over and above its structure. However, modern neuroscience has introduced a theoretical framework in which also the apparently non-structural aspects of consciousness, namely the so called qualia or qualitative properties, can be analyzed in structural terms. That framework allows us to see qualia as something compositional with internal structures that fully determine their qualitative nature. Moreover, those internal structures can be identified which certain neural patterns. Thus consciousness as a whole can be seen as a complex neural pattern that misperceives some of its own highly complex structural properties as monadic and qualitative. Such neural pattern is analyzable in fully structural terms and thereby the hard problem is solved. fi
dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject 515 Psychology
dc.subject 611 Philosophy
dc.title Structural qualia: a solution to the hard problem of consciousness en
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dc.contributor.organization Department of Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies 2010-2017
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