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Single Idea 4107

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 6. Inverted Qualia]

Full Idea

The right thing to say about inverted qualia is that the person's experiences are different from other people's, but their beliefs are the same.

Gist of Idea

With inverted qualia a person's experiences would change, but their beliefs remain the same


Tim Crane (Elements of Mind [2001], 5.44)

Book Reference

Crane,Tim: 'Elements of Mind' [OUP 2001], p.146

A Reaction

Right - which reinforces the idea that all beliefs are the result of judgement, and none come directly from perception.

Related Idea

Idea 7376 We can't assume that dispositions will remain normal when qualia have been inverted [Dennett]