Monday, March 4, 2013

Qualia

Qualia (pron.: /ˈkwɑːliə/ or /ˈkwliə/; singular form: quale (Latin pronunciation: [ˈkwaːle]) is a term used in philosophy to refer to individual instances of subjectiveconscious experience. The term derives from a Latin word meaning for "what sort" or "what kind." Examples of qualia are the pain of a headache, the taste of wine, or the perceived redness of an evening sky.

Qualia Express - a blog based on the stream of subjective experience of the writer.  As you read this you may wish to pinch yourself to remind yourself that you too are an observer of phenomenon.  Or, as someone put it in the movie "Enlighten Up!", put your hand in your back pocket and squeeze.