Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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V 143
Inverted spectra/DennettVs inverted spectra/Pauen: behavior and phenomenal experience cannot be separated because they are interwoven on the neural level. - With that consciousness and behavior are inseparable.
V 184
Inverted spectra/missing Qualia/Pauen: common thesis of both arguments: it is impossible to establish a connection between phenomenal and physiological knowledge - so neurobiological theories would be fundamentally unsuited for knowledge of phenomenal processes. - Nevertheless, causal effectiveness of mental properties possible. - No epiphenomenalism.
V 186
Phenomenal states/Vs Inverted spectra/Pauen: the specific quality of a phenomenal state is rarely determined only by its location within a frame of reference - so there is probably no sensation of red itself. - One cannot talk reasonable of differences of the spectrum between people. Maximum change in a person.
V 187
Inverted spectra/Vs inverted spectra/Pauen: the spectrum is not symmetric. - This is noticeable in our discernment. - Primary colors and mixed colors would be displayed on each other in different numbers. - Orange and Red are turning both into Brown, if they are darkened. - Solution: could be corrected, if one sets exactly the mirror axis through the axis of orange/brown. - Problem: that would display secondary colors on primary colors. - Pauen: therefore the thought experiment fails through the imaginability.

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Pau I
M. Pauen
Grundprobleme der Philosophie des Geistes Frankfurt 2001

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-06-28