> Colin,
> You have described a way in which our perception may be more than can
> be explained by the sense data. However, how does this explain the
> response
> to novelty? I can come up with a plan or theory to deal with a novel
> situation
> if it is simply described to me. I don't have to actually perceive
> anything. Writers,
> philosophers, mathematicians can all be creative without perceiving
> anything.
> Stathis Papaioannou

Imaginative processes also use phenoenal consciousness. To have it
described to you you had to use phenomenal consciousness. Once you dispose
of PC you are model bound in all ways. You have to have a model to
generate the novelty! PC pervades the whole process at all levels. Look
what happens to Marvin. Even if he had someoine tell him there was an
outide world he'd never know what the data was telling him.

Gotta go.



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