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Micah Redding replied 12 years ago (Mar 26th 2012, 2:33:57 am)
Hey Brent, Thanks for the note. I don't really know how this works, so please feel free to do whatever you think makes the most sense. A couple of notes: 1) I don't fully understand the structure of these camps, so I am probably approaching this incorrectly. 2) There was no "Representational Qualia" camp in the section to which I posted. It now appears that there are two sections discussing the nature of consciousness - or I misunderstand the division between them. 3) It appears that Representational Qualia contains the basics of the idea I have expressed. I can't quite parse the rest of it, however, and "qualia" isn't necessarily a category I would have used. Feel free to correct any misunderstandings I have here.
Brent_Allsop replied 12 years ago (Mar 25th 2012, 3:00:43 am)
Hi [http://canonizer.com/support_list.asp?nick_name_id=235 Micah Redding]. Welcome to the "Consciousness" definition survey topic, and thanks for creating the new [http://canonizer.com/topic.asp/71/6 Virtual Reality] camp. What you describe in the virtual reality camp is exactly the same as the representationalism described in the significant consensus camp [http://canonizer.com/topic.asp/71/6 Representational Qualia Theory] or RQT camp, right? To me, this is very confusing to readers. Basically, they'll first get the idea that 27 experts have spent many years, working to unify their beliefs, come up with the name most everyone agrees on, and put it all into the "Representational Qualia Theory" camp. Then you come along, all alone, and describe what appears to be the exact same thing, using a somewhat unrelated term name (Virtual Reality) that might make people think of something else, and describe it all in an entirely different way. So, is everyone supposed to think, most experts call themselves representational qualia theorists, and Micah thinks the same way, but he calls himself a virtual realitiest? I completely agree with everything you say here, it's just I think you could be a bit less lonely and anti social, with your names, and by aligning yourself with the consensus experts. In other words, If you improve the name (is there a problem with Representational Qualia Theory?) and/or indicate in your camp statement that you believe in the same, what is to you 'virtual reality' described in the Representational Qualia Theory camp (with link reference) then I'll join and support your camp (i.e. move my phenomenal properties camp to be a child of your super camp.) And by the way, would you be willing to also join and support the [http://canonizer.com/topic.asp/88/6 RQT] camp? Thanks Brent Allsop