Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Hmm …

It’s been more than 20 years since the Australian philosopher David Chalmers introduced the idea of a ‘hard problem of consciousness’. Following work by the American philosopher Thomas Nagel, Chalmers pointed to the vividness – the intrinsic presence – of the perceiving subject’s experience as a problem no explanatory account of consciousness seems capable of embracing.
Which brings to mind (as it were) Ronald Knox's question: “Can anything matter, unless there is Somebody who minds?”


  1. Hi Frank & Dave,

    Last night, I posted a link to this article on my Facebook page. A FB friend, Pranav Pendurthi, responded with this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5baL9oh430. It's titled: Prof. Raymond Tallis - "Aping Mankind? Neuromania, Darwinitis and the Misrepresentation of Humanity"