TagLast edit: 10 Jul 2020 19:51 UTC by orthonormal

Subjective conscious experience. The discussion of qualia tends to come up on LessWrong in two contexts: as an argument against reductionism (with a claim that qualia cannot be a mere matter of, uh, matter), and as a key factor in how seriously we should weight the suffering of animals.

There are several philosophical discussions of how to reduce qualia into functions of the brain (most famously by Daniel Dennett), but the discussion continues among philosophers.

Con­scious Pro­pri­o­cep­tion.

leggi4 Oct 2019 4:33 UTC
21 points
8 comments7 min readLW link

See­ing Red: Dis­solv­ing Mary’s Room and Qualia

orthonormal26 May 2011 17:47 UTC
52 points
154 comments6 min readLW link

Be­fore Colour TV, Peo­ple Dreamed in Black and White

Sam Enright1 Feb 2022 12:50 UTC
57 points
24 comments2 min readLW link

A Study of Scar­let: The Con­scious Men­tal Graph

orthonormal27 May 2011 20:13 UTC
44 points
9 comments6 min readLW link

Na­ture: Red, in Truth and Qualia

orthonormal29 May 2011 23:50 UTC
64 points
64 comments6 min readLW link

mAIry’s room: AI rea­son­ing to solve philo­soph­i­cal problems

Stuart_Armstrong5 Mar 2019 20:24 UTC
92 points
41 comments6 min readLW link2 reviews

A Soft­ware Agent Illus­trat­ing Some Fea­tures of an Illu­sion­ist Ac­count of Consciousness

ESRogs17 Oct 2017 7:42 UTC
4 points
1 comment1 min readLW link

Who lacks the qualia of con­scious­ness?

Richard_Kennaway5 Oct 2019 19:49 UTC
27 points
55 comments1 min readLW link

The raw-ex­pe­rience dogma: Dis­solv­ing the “qualia” problem

metaphysicist16 Sep 2012 19:15 UTC
−4 points
341 comments5 min readLW link

ESR’s New Take on Qualia

billswift21 Aug 2009 9:26 UTC
5 points
54 comments1 min readLW link

Ar­gu­ments for the ex­is­tence of qualia

Chris_Leong28 Jul 2019 10:52 UTC
0 points
63 comments5 min readLW link

Book Re­view: Con­scious­ness Explained

Charlie Steiner6 Mar 2018 3:32 UTC
43 points
15 comments21 min readLW link

Grokking illusionism

Joe Carlsmith6 Jan 2021 5:50 UTC
41 points
49 comments9 min readLW link

Plea­sure and Pain are Long-Tailed

lsusr9 Sep 2021 5:10 UTC
36 points
10 comments4 min readLW link

We need a the­ory of an­thropic mea­sure binding

MakoYass30 Dec 2021 7:22 UTC
24 points
40 comments5 min readLW link

Book re­view: Re­think­ing Consciousness

Steven Byrnes10 Jan 2020 20:41 UTC
65 points
56 comments8 min readLW link


Alicorn2 Aug 2009 19:12 UTC
46 points
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Hell Must Be Destroyed

algekalipso6 Dec 2018 4:11 UTC
32 points
1 comment4 min readLW link

It’s not like any­thing to be a bat

Scott Alexander27 Mar 2010 14:32 UTC
25 points
192 comments2 min readLW link

Physi­cist’s dissociation

Mateusz Mazurkiewicz12 Jan 2021 4:40 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readLW link

Qualia Re­search In­sti­tute: His­tory & 2021 Strategy

andzuck25 Jan 2021 21:46 UTC
38 points
11 comments11 min readLW link

Mary and the Black And White Me­mory Implant

sxae23 Mar 2021 16:48 UTC
−2 points
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Is This Thing Sen­tient, Y/​N?

Thane Ruthenis20 Jun 2022 18:37 UTC
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5 comments6 min readLW link