The components of consciousness are sometimes referred to by philosophers as "qualia."
Qualia are "...primitive, fundamental aspects of reality, irreducible to anything else."
[Stuart Hameroff] Hameroff's
view is in accordance with my own. If consciousness were a physicalist-emergent phenomenon,
then there would be no need for the "mental" distinction from the physical. As fundamental
aspects of reality, qualia are "substance," so my monistic ontology is purely materialist.
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