Tag Archives: Consciousness

Qualia, Consciousness, and Zombies

I am currently reading Christof Koch’s memoir Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist. Christof Koch is a Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology at CalTech. You can find the first two posts of his book here and here. In chapter 3 … Continue reading

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Even The MacBook Air Is Not Sentient

A question that has intrigued me for a long time is the question of “will”. I leave off the word “free” here because free seems to convey a libertarian freedom without constraint. This is nonsense. We a fully embodied creatures … Continue reading

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Why Us?

There is a new book out Why Us?: How Science Rediscovered the Mystery of Ourselves by James LeFanu (HT TG). I have not read this book (yet anyway) – but it has received a fair bit of attention lately. It … Continue reading

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