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Tournesol
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Mar7-05, 11:32 AM
P: 732
Quote Quote by StatusX
Exactly what it is that red looks like is not related to its functional role, or at the very least, not exhaustively described by it.
Of course not. A functional (computational functionalism) role is just an abstract description, and as
such abstracts away the concrete properties of whatever system
implements it. The 'explanatory gap' is just a special case of not
being able to get back from the abstract to the concrete, because in
going from the concrete to the abstract a certain amount is left out.