Footnote 2

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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