I'm sure those other factors are relevant to explaining how consciousness emerges and how human mentality works. Not sure if language and socialization are relevant specifically to explaining qualia.

But I agree there are degrees or modes of consciousness. In fact, I'll be writing on that subject soon in a follow-up to this article.

Who's Graham?

Knowledge condemns. Art redeems. I learned that as an artistic writer who did a doctorate in philosophy. We should try to see the dark comedy in all things.

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