TITLE

JACKSON ON PHYSICAL INFORMATION AND QUALIA

AUTHOR(S)
Horgan, Terence
PUB. DATE
April 1984
SOURCE
Philosophical Quarterly;Apr84, Vol. 34 Issue 135, p147
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on Frank Jackson's argument against Physicalism by appealing to the qualitative or phenomenal features of mental life. Sense in the phrase physical information.
ACCESSION #
13433533

 

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