Functionalism, revisionism, and qualia

Chrisley, Ron and Sloman, Aaron (2016) Functionalism, revisionism, and qualia. APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Computers, 16 (1). pp. 2-13. ISSN 2155-9708

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From the editor's introduction: "Ron Chrisley and Aaron Sloman open Part I of this issue with their article “Functionalism, Revisionism, and Qualia.” Chrisley and Sloman discuss revisionism about qualia—the view that tries to navigate between naïve qualia realism and reductive eliminativism. The authors discuss the relevance of their approach to AI. They also relate to the works they view as following the main tenets of revisionism about qualia. This includes Gilbert Harman’s version of functionalism, discussed in much detail (including Harman’s article “Explaining the Explanatory Gap,” published in the spring 2007 issue of this newsletter) and also the psychomotoric approach to qualia by Kevin O’Regan."

Item Type: Article
Keywords: functionalism, qualia, virtual machine, revisionism, consciousness
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Research Centres and Groups: Centre for Cognitive Science
Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0309 Consciousness. Cognition Including learning, attention, comprehension, memory, imagination, genius, intelligence, thought and thinking, psycholinguistics, mental fatigue
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Depositing User: Ron Chrisley
Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2016 12:01
Last Modified: 11 Mar 2017 22:44
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/64774

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