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10/14/07


Mind Shadows      A Hard Problem About The Hard Problem of Consciousness: Galen Strawson, Et Al.

Nowadays, "Everybody gives lectures about consciousness to everybody else." They include "philosophers, psychologists, phenomenologists, brain scientists, MDs, computer scientists, the Dalai Lama, novelists, neurologists, graphic artists, priests, gurus and (always) people who used to do physics." Still, "nothing has been ascertained with respect to the problem that everybody worries about most: what philosophers have come to call ‘the hard problem’. The hard problem is this: it is widely supposed that the world is made entirely of mere matter, but how could mere matter be conscious? How, in particular, could a couple of pounds of grey tissue have experiences?" More

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