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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