On Wednesday, September 19, 2012 9:10:43 AM UTC-4, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> On 18 Sep 2012, at 18:05, Craig Weinberg wrote:
> On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 11:02:21 AM UTC-4, Jason wrote:
>>> My hypothesis is that human qualia is an iconic capitulation of
>>> sub-personal and super-personal qualia - meta qualia which synergistically
>>> recovers richer qualities of experience from the Totality.
>> Okay. But it will remain only a hypothesis until you (or someone else)
>> shows how it explains new things or gathers some evidence for it.
> Sure, yeah it's only a hypothesis. I don't know what I'm supposed to do
> with it. What it explains is old things: consciousness, the hard problem,
> I though you were assuming consciousness. I don't think that a theory
> which assumes consciousness can solve the "hard problem".
I think it solves the hard problem by
1) exposing the bigger picture, in which all problems are experiences
within consciousness, including the hard problem.
2) With the understanding that sense is primordial, consciousness is
inescapable and ubiquitous in all real universes and so needs no
justification in any other terms (as all terms are only sub-ontological and
a-posteriori to sense.)
The answer to "Why do we experience anything at all?" is "Because all there
ever can be is experience."
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