Definition of quale in English:

quale

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Pronunciation: /ˈkweɪli
 
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noun (plural qualia /ˈkweɪlɪə/)

(usually qualia)
0.1 Philosophy A quality or property as perceived or experienced by a person: in a different world, I could have the qualia of ‘red’ when looking at the sky (but would continue to label it as ‘blue’)
More example sentences
  • According to Block, what has remained the same is the qualia of my experience; what has changed is the intentional content.
  • Nonetheless the type-type identity theory has enjoyed a recent if modest resurgence at least with respect to qualia or qualitative conscious properties.
  • Sensory receptors provide information about the quality of the stimuli that they detect, giving rise to what philosophers call the qualia of conscious perceptual experience.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin, neuter of qualis 'of what kind'.

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