A222 – week 24 – The problem of consciousness

The final section of the penultimate book in my philosophy course and the problem of consciousness may well be related by the appalling language apparently adored by philosophers. After wading through the ‘phenomenological’, the ‘explanans’ and ‘explanandum’ and biases from overconfidence through confirmation and hindsight I came to the conclusion that I don’t know what it would like to be a bat and science isn’t a place to try and come to a solution to the ‘hard problem of consciousness’. Mostly I was surprised that a subject that has spawned countless books was squashed into 17 pages (including a picture of a bat, Thomas Nagel really liked bats).

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