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    The Narrative of Red Consciousness
    “There is no such thing as a substantial self (as a distinct ontological entity, which could in principle exist by itself), but only a dynamic, ongoing process creating very specific representational and functional properties. Self-consciousness is a form of physically realized representational content.” (Metzinger 2003) (more here)

    The neurophilosophical question: is it possible to have introspective access to the non-intentional features of our own experience encoding a particular content?

    And in lay-being terms:

    What is red?

    Possible potential narrative: our minds are vast multidimensional machines, co existing simultaneously in an immense phase space of potential paths of actuation. Each of these paths may be described as the foundation for a particular configuration of space-time appearing to the awareness in the form of experience. The experience in and of itself is empty of content yet is reflected as having content because of its form (form = the particular spatio-temporal configuration of consciousness). Thus the introspective access equals the perception of form; in this case, the content and form of “red” ~is~ “red”.

    Red ~is~ transparent to red.

    And in lay–beings terms:

    Red ~is~ the perception of red

    What is mind?

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    ParanoidMystic     Tue, Feb 5, 2008  Permanent link
    Fascinating. "our minds are vast multidimensional machines"

         Wed, Feb 6, 2008  Permanent link
    wildcat: Qualia, the properties of sensory experience.

    I'm thinking that I'd love to see an illustration or painting of all the stuff you just mentioned. It's neat to visualize what that'd look like.

    paranoidmystic: props on the RAW/subgenius nod :)