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Qualia, philosophy: qualia are the sensory-like correspondences to properties perceived on external objects or processes. Problems arise in connection with the explanation of their origin and their comparability between individuals. See also phenomena, sensory perception, sensations, perceptions, stimuli, qualities, subjectivity, intersubjectivity, objectivity, inverted spectra, consciousness.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Gärdenfors I 49
Qualia/Pustejovsky/Frame Theory/Semantics/Gärdenfors: Pustejovsky's Qualia (Pustejovsky, 1991) are inspired by Aristotle's modes of explaining entities and relations. There are four types of Qualia:
1. formal Qualia: concern what distinguishes something in a larger domain from others
2. constitutive Qualia: concerns the relation between an entity and its constitutive parts (meronomic relations).
3. telic Qualia: concern the purpose and function of the entity
4. agentive Qualia: concern the origin and emergence of the entity.
I 50
GärdenforsVsPustejovsky: like all frame theories, his theory also lacks emphasis on the geometric structure of conceptual spaces.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Pust I
James Pustejovsky
The Generative Lexicon Cambridge, MA 1991

Gä I
P. Gärdenfors
The Geometry of Meaning Cambridge 2014

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