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 Qualia (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Sometimes their target is qualia, conceived of as in the opening paragraph of the entry, but with the additional assumption (often not explicitly stated) that qualia are ineffable or nonphysical or ‘given’ to their subjects incorrigibly (without the possibility of error).
Functionalism is the view that individual qualia have functional natures, that the phenomenal character of, e.g., pain is one and the same as the property of playing such-and-such a causal or teleofunctional role in mediating between physical inputs (e.g., body damage) and physical outputs (e.g., withdrawal behavior).
Qualia are not intrinsic qualities of inner ideas of which their subjects are directly aware, qualities that are necessarily shared by internal duplicates however different their environments may be.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/qualia   (8014 words)

  
 Qualia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Searle has rejected the notion that the problem of qualia is different from the problem of consciousness itself, arguing that consciousness and qualia are one and the same phenomenon.
Qualia might be explicable at least in part by memetics, which can attempt to show how vague descriptions, definitions, and characterizations can lead to self-replicating ideas arguably of little or no scientific or philosophical value.
A scientific criticism of the ideas of qualia might point out that an argument for the existence of qualia cannot be disproven via experimental evidence, and that thus an assertion of their existence does not constitute a scientific hypothesis, since in, for example, Karl Popper's philosophy of science, a hypothesis or theory must be falsifiable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Qualia   (2465 words)

  
 Sony Qualia 004 SXRD Projector Reviewed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
With their new Qualia brand, Sony has invested significant design resources in creating a variety of special products, from 70-inch rear projection sets to headphones to the object of this review, the Qualia 004 SXRD, which is a most impressive $30,000 video projector.
Qualia is sold at two dedicated Sony stores, one in Manhattan and the other at the Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas, and by top custom installers, specifically trained AV dealers.
Qualia’s customer service mandate is a refreshing change in the home theater industry and a needed one in the cutting edge world of ultra-video.
www.avrev.com /equip/sonyqualia   (1444 words)

  
 A Physicalist Theory of Qualia
Although the capacity to discriminate between different qualia is typically admitted to have a definition in terms of functional role, the qualia thereby related are thought to elude functional definition.
Qualia are properties of sensations; and if one asks "which properties?" the immediate answer is that they are those properties which enable one to differentiate different sensations and identify similar ones.
Qualia are properties of Sellarsian 'sensa' or 'impressions' in that they are properties of internal states involved in perception, which help to explain 'looks', and which have similarities and differences that are structurally similar to similarities and differences among colored things.
www.ucc.uconn.edu /~wwwphil/physqual.html   (6978 words)

  
 Qualia Realism: Entry
Although the predicates for these qualia are also used to denote properties of physical objects, Lewis was explicit that properties of physical objects are not qualia: qualia are properties only of the given.
In general, qualia can be regarded as the ways things appear, whether or not there is anything problematic about the physical objects that appear, or the circumstances of their appearing.
Qualia realists do not claim to know how a future explanatory unity will come about, but there are several ideas that have been offered as pointers to promising developments of this kind.
host.uniroma3.it /progetti/kant/field/qr.htm   (5962 words)

  
 Inverted Qualia
Qualia inversion thought experiments are ubiquitous in contemporary philosophy of mind (largely due to the influence of Shoemaker 1982 and Block 1990).
Qualia (singular ‘quale’), in a common modern usage, are properties of experiences that type them in phenomenological respects.
Qualia terminology can be introduced in a similar manner for other sorts of visual experiences (seeing differently shaped patches, for instance), for other perceptual modalities, for bodily sensations, and for thoughts, imagery, emotions, and so forth.
web.mit.edu /abyrne/www/invertedqualia   (14838 words)

  
 Qualia! (Now Showing at a Theater near You) - Eric Lormand
For example, on views according to which qualia supervene on precise total brain state (or machine state, or even soul state), one might in fanciful cases know that two subjects are having the same qualia by knowing that they are in precisely the same total brain (machine, soul) state.
The infallibilist line on qualia treats them as properties of one’s experience one cannot in principle misdiscover, and this is a mysterious doctrine (at least as mysterious as papal infallibility) unless we.
So the qualia on the first plucking (accessed by the simple inner perceptions) are not shown to be analyzable by the fact that the different qualia on the third plucking (accessed by the complex inner perceptions) are analyzable into simpler qualia (perhaps accessed by components of the complex inner perceptions).
www-personal.umich.edu /~lormand/phil/cons/qualia.htm   (11912 words)

  
 News Extra - Qualia
The word qualia accounts for the subjective sensation experienced by a person when they see a color or eat an ice cream.
As an area of research, the study of qualia has predominantly been relegated to the domain of the philosophy of mind, where some of the greatest minds seem to be split on its definition or even if it exists at all.
To truly measure qualia scientifically would require an experiment such as Stanley’s, where a number of people are subjected to the same controlled visual event and then have their thoughts ‘recorded’ and their responses and reactions compared to see how they each experienced the event.
www.scienceagogo.com /news/qualia.shtml   (1071 words)

  
 20th WCP: Qualia, Robots and Complementarity of Subject and Object
Belief the qualitative aspects of mentality are not definable functionally lies behind Harman's functionalism of concepts which accepts qualia as complementary to the functional aspects.
Lacking acquaintance with qualia one fails to understand something, which is different from not being able to confirm something.
My point is only to show that qualia present a problem for American philosophy: they are hard to defend whereas qualia reductionism is intuitively implausible.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/Mind/MindBolt.htm   (4011 words)

  
 Home Theater: Sony Launches Qualia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Review samples of the Qualia 004 SXRD projector, described by the manufacturer as "industry's first full high definition home theater front projector," have already been put to the test by several consumer electronics publications, with positive comments.
Qualia customers will have their own personal consultants, as in day spas, and will receive personalized communications and special gifts.
Qualia products will be available in the US via a toll free number this summer (1-877-782-5423) and through Sony's "Cierge" personalized shopping service.
www.hometheatermag.com /news/042504qualia   (372 words)

  
 Quining Qualia
Qualia seem to many people to be the last ditch defense of the inwardness and elusiveness of our minds, a bulwark against creeping mechanism.
Endnote 5 Qualia are not even "something about which nothing can be said"; "qualia" is a philosophers' term which fosters Endnote 6 nothing but confusion, and refers in the end to no properties or features at all.
The qualia are the "immediate or phenomenal" properties, of course, but this description will not serve to locate the right phase in the physiological stream, for, echoing intuition pump #6, there will always be at least two possible ways of interpreting the neurophysiological theory, however it comes out.
ase.tufts.edu /cogstud/papers/quinqual.htm   (12743 words)

  
 Qualia projector pg 1
QUALIA, derived from the Latin "qualia" which means quality, is a Sony global movement aiming to touch people's hearts and to evoke strong emotional value with products and services that go beyond the boundaries of manufacturing and design excellence.
Genesis Audio is proud to be selected as one of the few dealers in Ohio to demonstrate, sell and install the QUALIA line.
The QUALIA is now installed in our Grand Theater and we strongly encourage you to take a few minutes and drop by and see the reference in home theater projection.
www.genesisaudio.com /html/products/projectors_qualia_pg1.htm   (401 words)

  
 Sony Qualia Line Launched in USA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The models announced today include the QUALIA 016 digital still camera, an extraordinary accomplishment in its compact size; the QUALIA 017 MiniDisc player, an object d'art carved from a block of pure brass; and the QUALIA 010 headphone set, which establishes a new standard in audio reproduction.
QUALIA will offer consumers the opportunity to enter into on ongoing, personalized relationship with Sony.
QUALIA products will be available in the U.S. via a toll free number this summer (1-877-QUALIA3) and through Sony's Cierge personalized shopping service.
www.audioholics.com /news/industry/Sony_pr_qualia.htm   (435 words)

  
 Science of the mind? Qualia and objective versus subjective experience
Qualia are internal, subjective qualitative states such as the redness of red, aesthetic experiences of beauty and revulsion, pain, happiness, boredom, depression, elation, motivation, intention, the experience of understanding something for the first time, etc. Such states are subjective and private and are distinct (though causally related to) physical and neural activities.
The experimentally accessible processes, such as projection of images on the retina and the resultant neural firings etc, are describable in terms of manipulation of symbols (typically binary states such as fired/not fired, matrices of pixels or strings of pulses).
The immediate knowledge of the rose consists (among other things) of the qualia of red, green, and the smell of its perfume, not to mention the very immediate and unpleasant sensation I get when I attempt to pick it up by its thorny stem.
home.btclick.com /scimah/Qualia.htm   (2231 words)

  
 Qualia: They’re Not What They Seem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
  But if your reasons for believing that qualia have the features are epistemically on a par with reasons for believing that ways things seem have the features, and you know that ways things seem do not have the features, then those reasons cannot justify your belief that qualia have the features.
  In the case of inversion, we have the intuitions that it’s possible that my qualia are inverted relative to yours; that qualia are intrinsic properties of experiences, or at least subjects of experience; and that qualia can’t change without the subject’s noticing.
I assume that the way things look is a special case of the way things seem and that someone who introduces the notion of qualia on the basis of examples about ways things look or smell or feel is implicitly identifying qualia with ways things seem.
www.unl.edu /philosop/people/faculty/gibbons/qualia.htm   (9873 words)

  
 Ultimate AV: Sony Opens NYC Qualia Store
The Qualia 006 is the first rear-projection TV with Sony "Silicon X-tal Reflective Display" (SXRD) micro-display technology, originally introduced in the Qualia 004 front projector.
Announced earlier this year, the Qualia line is Sony's attempt to extend itself into the upscale market with a distinct brand, similar to Toyota's Lexus.
Pre-opening publicity emphasized that Qualia products would be marketed primarily to upper-income women who would appreciate the store's one-on-one demonstration-by-appointment policy.
www.guidetohometheater.com /news/092704qualia/index.html   (257 words)

  
 Mike Holderness: Qualia conquered!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
2: there appear to be more theories of qualia than there are readers for books on them.
3: that some of these theories are unintelligible to (invoke no qualia in?) all but a few specialists.
So: qualia like redness are temporary states flagging our immediate reality.
www.poptel.org.uk /nuj/mike/articles/tw-grego.htm   (243 words)

  
 Inverted Qualia (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
(See the entry on qualia: the knowledge argument.) Second, because Thau is not concerned to ensure that neither Invert nor Nonvert is misperceiving the tomato, he does not try to argue that the tomato has both AP
–––, 1994, “Instead of Qualia”, in Consciousness in Philosophy and Cognitive Neuroscience, A.
Qualia”, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2003 Edition), E. Zalta (ed.), URL = .
plato.stanford.edu /entries/qualia-inverted   (14814 words)

  
 Dictionary of Philosophy of Mind - qualia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
qualia - The 'what it's like' character of mental states.
For example, the qualia of a visual sense-datum of a rose would include the experienced red-ness, and the qualia of an olfactory sense-datum of a rose would include the sweet-ness of the scent.
Lewis, D. "Should a materialist believe in qualia?" Australasian Journal of Philosophy 73:140-44.
www.artsci.wustl.edu /~philos/MindDict/qualia.html   (133 words)

  
 qualia - OneLook Dictionary Search
We found 10 dictionaries with English definitions that include the word qualia:
Tip: Click on the first link on a line below to go directly to a page where "qualia" is defined.
qualia : FOLDOP - Free On Line Dictionary Of Philosophy [home, info]
www.onelook.com /?w=qualia   (112 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/qualiamusic
Qualia featured on 'The Unharshed Mellow' (view more)
What mixer or whatever do you guys use to record, and is it expensive?
I frequent sickanimation.com, and on it I saw a picture that said qualia.
www.myspace.com /qualiamusic   (514 words)

  
 qualia journal (via CobWeb/3.1 planet03.csc.ncsu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The translated version of my "Qualia Nikki" (qualia diary) "Qualia Nikki" (qualia diary).
Yamada of Bungeishunju publishing was with me. These photos were for the cover of my new book on literature ("The Descent of Qualia", to be published in December from Bungeishunju).
I would like to understand how our consciousness full of qualia arise from the billions of firing neurons in the brain.
qualiajournal.blogspot.com.cob-web.org:8888   (4240 words)

  
 Sony QUALIA 016 - the smallest yet: Digital Photography Review
Sony QUALIA 016 - the smallest yet: Digital Photography Review
Sony Japan has today announced a range of new 'high quality' products under the 'QUALIA' name, each product is identified simply by the QUALIA name and a three digit product number.
Inlcuded as part of this range is the 'Qualia 016' an ultra-compact two megapixel digital camera which stores images on Memory Stick Duo and has a 0.55" LCD monitor installed.
www.dpreview.com /news/0306/03061002sonyqualia016.asp   (229 words)

  
 Qualia: Ohana, We Are Family.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Qualia is a folklife festival and conference that is dedicated to performance in the GLBT community.
Provide a forum for scholarly presentations on the LGBT community concerning subjects such as festival, healthways, media, politics, gender, and spirituality.
We will look at kinship, marriage, children, and love in the GLBT community
www.qualia-info.com /main.html   (167 words)

  
 Sony Electronics News and Information
SONY LAUNCHES QUALIA INITIATIVE IN U.S. Apr. 21, 2004
SONY UNVEILS QUALIA ULTRACOMPACT DIGITAL STILL CAMERA WITH BREAKTHROUGH TOUCHPAD TECHNOLOGY
SONY ANNOUNCES QUALIA MINIDISC PLAYER, A MARVEL IN DESIGN AND SOUND
news.sel.sony.com /qualia   (91 words)

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