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Qualia: The Knowledge Argument

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[Revised entry by Martine Nida-RĂ¼melin and Donnchadh O Conaill on September 23, 2019. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The knowledge argument aims to establish that conscious experience involves non-physical properties. It rests on the idea that someone who has complete physical knowledge about another conscious being might yet lack knowledge about how it feels to have the experiences of that being. It is one of the most discussed arguments against physicalism....

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News source: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

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