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  • Print publication year: 2019
  • Online publication date: September 2019

Introduction: The Enduring Significance of Jackson’s Knowledge Argument

Summary

In 1982 Frank Jackson published ‘Epiphenomenal Qualia’, in which he imagined the near-future scenario of a researcher into colour vision who is confined to a monochrome environment. Because it is the imaginary near future, she is able to compile all the scientific information about the physical goings-on that underpin colour vision