Saturday, March 21, 2009
quale \ˈkwä-lē, -ˌlā\ noun (plural qualia): 1. a property (as redness) considered apart from things having the property; universal, 2. a property as it is experienced as distinct from any source it might have in a physical object
Etymology: Latin, neuter of qualis of what kind
What is the quale of the quail? The universal of the grouse? The is-ness of the bobwhite? The je ne sais quoi of the ptarmigan?