Single Idea 3227

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 5. Qualia / b. Qualia and intentionality]

Full Idea

Qualitative experience is just a particular species of propositional attitude.

Gist of Idea

Are qualia a type of propositional attitude?


Georges Rey (Contemporary Philosophy of Mind [1997], 11.6.1)

Book Reference

Rey,Georges: 'Contemporary Philosophy of Mind' [Blackwell 1997], p.308

A Reaction

This sounds very implausible. If I hear a loud and baffling noise, is a proposition instantly involved? When a subtle change of colour occurs in the sky at sunset, is that 'propositional'? Do slugs formulate propositions when they taste garlic?