Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Pigluicci on Consciousness

Nice video on consciousness by Massimo Pigluicci:

I don't completely agree - I think there are more direct ways to demolish the 'Hard Problem' of consciousness, and I don't accept that 'eliminative materialism' need mean that qualia don't exist - what it means is that common beliefs about things such as qualia are wrong.  'Illusion' doesn't mean something doesn't exist - it can also mean that what we think about something is mistaken.

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