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Problem of Consciousness

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Can consciousness be fitted into a naturalistic worldview or is it inherently mysterious? In virtue of " what does a physical organism come to have an inner conscious life? This book argues that we are not equipped to understand the workings of conciousness, despite its objective naturalness. Introspection does not reveal the hiddent structure of consciousness and it is th ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published January 14th 1993 by John Wiley & Sons (first published January 1st 1991)
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When we perceive, say, a red rose, is the experiencing of that vivid and ineffable redness fully explained by what happens in our brains and optical system? If so, what is the explanation? Or as Colin McGinn puts it: "How can technicolour phenomenology arise from soggy grey matter?" This is the (hard) problem of consciousness. McGinn thinks the problem is beyond our ability to solve, which makes him a mysterian. For what it's worth, I think he is right, which makes me also a mysterian. However, ...more
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Colin McGinn is a British philosopher currently working at the University of Miami. McGinn has also held major teaching positions at Oxford University and Rutgers University. He is best known for his work in the philosophy of mind, though he has written on topics across the breadth of modern philosophy. Chief among his works intended for a general audience is the intellectual memoir The Making of ...more
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