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 The Epistemology of Systems and Processes

 Issues in the Theory of Language, Consciousness & Mind  

   Qualia - The Short Version

   The " Hard Problem of Consciousness "- Qualia : Why is Seeing Not Like Hearing?   

  An information systems approach to sensory consciousness is developed here. The analysis is based on elementary considerations involving neural anatomy and neural systems operations. The results of this analysis include the suggestion that qualia are transduction level processes involving stimuli rather than cortical or central state phenomena. The implications of this theory are outlined.  Considerations are raised concerning the possible value of further scientific and mathematical developments on the problems of sensory consciousness.  

   Implications of the Theory of Qualia:

      Implications.html  : The “Solution” to the Problem of Consciousness

       Implications 2.html : More Problems for the Dualists

 Developing the theory:  

1. The Fundamental Problems of Epistemology

           Reformulating historical problems………….

2. Is IBM’s Watson intelligent?

            What if anything does Watson know?  

3. The Epistemology of Systems and Processes

            Considerations regarding epistemic processes…..  

4. Alien Language

            How would we go about deciphering non-human languages?  

5. Epistemic Paradigms

           Knowledge as process……

 6. Language and Information

           Knowledge as a process in an information system…..

 7. Linguistic Processes

           Formulating a general theory of intelligent behavior…

 8. Talking About and Talking Because

           Causation and knowledge…….

 9.  Being and Cats

           What’s wrong with metaphysics……………..

 10. Stealing Horses- Mind & Volition

           The problems of dualism ……….  

11. Dual and Other “Isms”

          Problems with the immaterial…Mind “stuff” is not enough… 

12. Information and Knowledge

            Are universals necessary?

13. Personal Identity

            Information and Identity

14.Scientific Paradigms

            Newtonianism

 

 

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