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We're fabric beings in a fabric global, yet we're additionally beings who've reports and emotions. How can those subjective states be only a topic of subject? To protect materialism, philosophical materialists have formulated what's often referred to as "the phenomenal-concept strategy," which holds that we own a number of specified suggestions for classifying the subjective features of our stories.
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Where the elemental units are supposed to be feelings, the case is in no wise altered. Take a hundred of them, shuffle them and pack them as close together as you can (whatever that may mean); still each remains the same feeling it always was, shut in its own skin, windowless, ignorant of what the 2. J. 376. Lotze has set forth the truth of this law more clearly and copiously than any other writer. Unfortunately he is too lengthy to quote. See his Microcosmus, bk. ch. § 5; Metaphysik, §§ 242, 260; Outlines of Metaphysics, part II.
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What is wanted there is that, given the percept, we should be able to infer, at least partially, the structure of the stimulus—or at any rate that this should be possible when a sufficient number of percepts are given. What we want now is that, given the structure of the stimulus (which is all that physics can give), we should be able to infer the quality of the percept—with the same limitations as before. Whether this is the case or not, is a question lying outside physics; but there is reason to think that it is the case.