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qualophile

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PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

qualophile (plural qualophiles)

  1. (literally) A lover of qualia.
  2. A cognitive scientist who endorses qualia as being unmeasurable by heterophenomenology.

QuotationsEdit

  • 1994. Daniel Dennett, Get Real, in Philosophical Topics, vol. 22, no. 1 & 2, Spring & Fall 1994, pp. 505-568 [1]
    "figment, for instance. It is an attractive feature to qualophiles until I find a suitably abusive way of characterizing it, and I am always gratified when some brave qualophile admits that, yes, something along the lines of figment as just what she was hankering for. "
  • 1997 Joseph Levine Consciousness Located: You'll Wonder Where the Yellow Went. Psycoloquy: 8(04)
    "So what is the explanatory problem that bothers the qualophile (to use Dennett's term)? Right now I'm looking at the red diskette case beside my computer. My perceptual state possesses a certain reddish qualitative character. What explains that feature of my perceptual state? " [2]
  • 2005 A high-level natural individual Deep Thoughts
    "The real killer is this. Rosenberg set out to explain qualia, but at the end of the day it seems to me your real qualophile would say: yes, that's all very interesting, Gregg - thing is, I can imagine all of that happening without my actually experiencing the real redness of red. I don't see anything in your theory which actually catches the vivid reality of subjective experience. Now of course, in my eyes all talk of qualia is so much hot air, but I don't see why that would be any less plausible than the case for qualia was in the first place." [3]