[Wittrs] Re: I Experience in Ordinary Language

  • From: "Cayuse" <z.z7@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 23:21:58 -0000

Gordon Swobe wrote:
consider what happens when we place a pencil into a glass of water:
we will see the pencil as bent. The notion of conscious experience
becomes useful here for distinguishing the appearance from the reality.
We can say for example "The pencil follows straight lines but light
refraction causes it to appear bent in the observer's conscious
experience."

The refraction of light makes the straight pencil appear bent -- a philosophical zombie (were there any such thing) would report the same phenomenon. ==========================================

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