Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary
Palmer: Color and consciousness

Intrinsic changes in experience: Swift and enormous

Daniel C. Dennett a1
a1 Center for Cognitive Studies, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155


Because, as Palmer shows, the only kinds of differences that can be detected are differences in relational structure, and relational structure is precisely what is preserved by isomorphism, his own arguments can be used to expose the incoherent motivation behind the traditional idea of “intrinsic qualities” of experience.