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The Case for Qualia$
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Edmond Wright

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262232661

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262232661.001.0001

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A Process-oriented View of Qualia

A Process-oriented View of Qualia

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(p.175) 9 A Process-oriented View of Qualia
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The Case for Qualia
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Riccardo Manzotti

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262232661.003.0010

This chapter outlines the modern theoretical framework in which the conscious mind is discussed. It discusses the distinction between primary and secondary properties; the link between primary properties and quantity, and between secondary properties and quality; and the claim that the former are real while the latter are “mere words” that “exist only in the sensitive body.” Galileo’s ontological claim is also presented here, positing that the “real” world is made only of quantitative aspects, and that all the other empirical aspects, like quality and form, are somehow created by the “living organism.” On the basis of an epistemological difference—what can be described by quantities and what cannot—Galileo put forward an ontological difference that led to a dualistic view.

Keywords:   conscious mind, sensitive body, Galileo, ontological claim, quantitative aspects, empirical aspects, epistemological difference, ontological difference, dualistic view

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