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Hard problem of consciousness

Robert J. Howell and Torin Alter (2009), Scholarpedia, 4(6):4948.

Dr. Robert J. Howell, Department of Philosophy, Southern Methodist University
Dr. Torin Alter, Department of Philosophy, University of Alabama

The hard problem of consciousness (Chalmers 1995) is the problem of explaining the relationship between physical phenomena, such as brain processes, and experience (i.e., phenomenal consciousness, or mental states/events with phenomenal qualities or qualia). Why are physical processes ever accompanied by experience? And why does a given physical process generate the specific experience it does—why an experience of red rather than green, for example?

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