Re: The foundation of reason

Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Tue, 09 Mar 1999 09:18:38 -0600

Okay, that section is now on the Web at:

The HTML contains a link to:
"Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness" by David Chalmers.

I am thus using qualia in the "hard problem" sense.

This is not necessarily intrinsic to the explanation. It works almost the same way if you substitute "neural firings in the visual cortex" for
"the redness of red"; it's just that, at that point in the explanation,
you don't yet believe in the visual cortex. Got it?

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