Debate with Frank

This is an exerpted and summarized email debate with my old friend Frank, in May 2003, with whom I've had a long standing friendly disagreement on the epistemological question.

Point 1: I do not experience the world as a simultaneously present volumetric whole.

Reply 1: True. But what we do experience, we experience as a spatial structure.

Point 2: The representation does not need to be volumetric in the brain.

Reply 2: But it must encode volumetric information to account for the information content of experience.

Point 3: We are not viewing our own brain, we are viewing the world processed by our brain.

Reply 3: This is the central paradigmatic issue!

Point 4: Your main goal is to be perceived as a "radical and visionary theorist".

Reply 4: I have found a curious dichotomy!