Ideas from 'Recent Work on Consciousness' by Churchland / Churchland [1997], by Theme Structure

[found in 'On the Contrary: critical essays 1987-1997' by Churchland,Paul and Patricia [MIT 1998,0-262-03254-6]].

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15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 3. Privacy
A full neural account of qualia will give new epistemic access to them, beyond private experience
15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 5. Qualia / c. Explaining qualia
It is question-begging to assume that qualia are totally simple, hence irreducible
The qualia Hard Problem is easy, in comparison with the co-ordination of mental states