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Sisyphus S Boulder: Consciousness and the Limits of the Knowable
Consciousness lies at the core of being human. Therefore, to understand ourselves, we need a theory of consciousness. In "Sisyphus's Boulder," Eric Dietrich and Valerie Hardcastle argue that we will never get such a theory because consciousness has an essential property that prevents it from ever being explained. Consequently, philosophical debates over materialism and dua ...more
Hardcover, 148 pages
Published February 17th 2005 by John Benjamins Publishing Company
(first published January 1st 2004)
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Eric Dietrich is a professor of philosophy at Binghamton University. Before studying philosophy, he was a concert pianist and mountain climber. He has a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Wyoming, and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Arizona. Between those two degrees, he worked for a Nasa/Defense Department contractor in their artificial intelligence unit. He ...moreMore about Eric Dietrich...