qualia

The problem of Inverted Qualia is, as Dennett says: “ one of philosophy’s most virulent memes”. Although many philosophers have espoused variants on it, John Locke’s is perhaps the most popular and enduring example. Put simply it asks: “how can you every be sure that the colour I see is the same colour you see?”. When you see a strawberry as red, I might see it as blue, but by convention and by language, we both call it ‘red’. Most often the problem is phrased using visual examples, but it could be extended to any sensation we have.

Generally, this is a problem in epistemology because it means we can never know what the actual state of affairs are (this belief in ‘actual’ is called ‘realism’). This leads us to scepticism.

Furthermore, we can therefore never rightly attach a truth value to the claim ‘x is red’ without the caveat ‘x only appears red to me’ (this raises all sorts of complicated discussions regarding theories of truth which we cannot explore here).  This would then commit us to a Nietzschean perspectivism (tbc soon…)

In short, inverted qualia is a problem of scepticism - where we must admit we cannot know a whole raft of things - namely what is ever going on in someone else’s ‘mind’s eye’ (the experiences they are having - their qualia).

Finally, though, it is a problem too for physicalist theories of mind. These state that we can completely and sufficiently describe all mental events in physical terms. The problem of inverted qualia, though, maintains that if we posited two identical humans, with an identical physical make up, it is conceivable that they could still have different qualia. Therefore, physicalism cannot give a full account of the mind (see also Chalmer’s Zombies).

If nothing else, the problem is a great introduction to philosophy, and is often the first question budding philosophers ask on the road to deeper and thornier issues.

Utaite You Should ‘Try’ Listening To [Set #2]


First set is here

Third Set is here~

NAME :にこあ (Nicoa) NND User Page || NND MyList || Twitter  
Nicoa again because I want to. Female utaite with shota-ish voice. She sometimes sound really similar to Kagamine Len, like in her Aku no Meshitsukai (Servant of Evil) cover.


NAME :赤鳥 (Akatori) NND User Page || NND MyList || Twitter   || Youtube Channel
Male utaite born on June 8, 1995. He is half Japanese. He has a high-still-male voice. Can reach high notes like in the beginning of his Sore ga Anata no Shiawase to Shite mo (Even If It’s Your Happiness) cover. He also sings in English like his Ghost Rule His English is better than mine, lol.  


NAME :森粉 (Morico) NND User Page || NND MyList || Twitter  
Female utaite born on October 23. Has a sweet voice that can also sound mature like in her rain stops, good-bye cover. 


NAME :Kai-Ryu NND User Page || NND MyList || Twitter  
Male utaite with low and smoky voice. Can sound really sexy like in his Koshitantan (Waiting for a Chance to Pounce) cover. 


NAME :くりそ (Chryso) NND User Page || NND MyList || Twitter  
Male utaite with a modulated soft-boyish voice that we all must protect!. He also can go with a more teenage voice, but at the end, his voice is soft~  


NAME :雪雫ルマ (Yukidaruma) NND User Page || NND MyList || Twitter  
Female trap singer. Can sound really cool, like in her Outer Science cover. Sometimes sounds shota-ish like in her QUARTET★NIGHT collab as she sings Ai’s part.  


NAME :そらお (Sorao) NND User Page || NND MyList || Twitter  
Low female utaite. Started off really bad, but has improved a lot in these 4 years. She sounds like ‘forcing to be low’ at first, but in her recent covers, like Cinderella Paradox , she sounds a lot more natural.  


NAME :くをりあ (Qualia) NND User Page || NND MyList || Twitter  
Male utaite who also writes songs. Has a lot of potential. He has a modulated voice where he sounds emotional in his covers. Like how sad his Kokoronashi (Somehow) sounds, and how lively he sounds in Sugar Song and Bitter sound.  


NAME :あいらす(Ilass) NND User Page || NND MyList || Twitter  
Male utaite who can sound like a precious ball of cutness, I mean, cute like in Boku ga Monster ni Natta Hi (The Day I Became a Monster) or high and light like in Inochi no Justitia (Justitia of Life)