[Serious Phil] What KA really says
jpolanik at nc.rr.com
Sat Jun 16 05:06:05 CDT 2012
Eray Ozkural wrote:
>Joseph Polanik wrote:
>>Eray Ozkural wrote:
>>>what KA says is known to identity theorists all along: merely
>>>speaking or thinking about some theory, will not result in any
>>>arbitrary experience. that's because: the brain does not have a
>>>universal experience generator that takes words as input and produces
>>>experiential brain states that correspond to such states.
>>I doubt you'll find anyone who disagrees with that.
>>the KA assumes that all physical (scientific) knowledge can be
>>expressed in words; and, that just having all that knowledge does not
>>instantiate the experience.
>>so Mary learns something when she first experiences red, does she not?
>She doesn't learn a new scientific theory, but she has a new
>I'd say she does record a new observation, but not necessarily a new
>So, amazingly a theory of experience isn't the same thing as
>Why is that even surprising?
>It seems to me that this is a linguistic confusion
it sounds like you believe that someone has been arguing that a theory
of experience is the same thing as experience. if so, who is that
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