Is it beyond our grasp, even in principle?

Illustration: María Elena (Mani) Hinojosa
  • Even though Mary’s new ability to experience color didn’t add anything to her understanding of the mechanism of color perception (in the sense that she didn’t gain any new practical knowledge of how color perception operates), it’s undeniable that, without the related subjective experience, her knowledge of human color perception would have missed an essential component.

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