Monthly Archives: December 2015

What are qualia? December 10, 2015

You are forgiven if you’ve never run across the term “qualia” – merely a sign you’ve successfully avoided extensive training in philosophy. The term apparently first appeared in 1929, and the topic has provided ceaseless entertainment for philosophers ever since. Qualia are “individual instances of subjective, conscious experience,” according to its Wikipedia page, which goes…

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