The Cartesian Theater

Perry E. Metzger (
Mon, 16 Jun 1997 10:28:21 -0400

> From: Brent Allsop <>
> Yes, He [Dennett] basically argues that: we don't have qualia,
> "It just seems that we do". (Quote from Consciousness explained.)
> But this is absurd if you think about it. An inacurate
> seeming is some conscious knowledge that we have that does not
> acurately model what it is suposed to represent. So he is basically
> simply arguing we don't have qualia, we just have qualia that falsely
> represents the fact that we have qualia. An obviously silly statement
> that assumes we have qualia to start with.

I am neither sure that you have accurately represented Dennett's
arguments against qualia nor that the notion is "absurd..."