Philosophy

The Experience of Raw Being

Neuropsychologist Nicholas Humphrey vs. Philosopher Daniel Dennett By Paul Austin Murphy Left: Nicholas Humphrey (source). Right: Daniel Dennett (source) It can be argued that the exact antithesis of Daniel Dennett’s position on consciousness is put...

Why You Are Mostly Unconscious

By Ted Wade You can’t tell an elephant what to do. Source: Ted D. Wade William James said (1892) we have a “stream of consciousness.” One thought after another. Research agrees that what you think changes rapidly, but you can’t focus your...

Self as a Gravity Well

By Georgeann Sack Making a mandala out of sand. By Paolo_Toffanin Ideas from psychology and astronomy help me visualize and define my concept of self Once in a great while, something we read changes the way we think about ourselves. One new...

Neuroscience Can Model Consciousness

By Georgeann Sack Everything is physical, even the mind Historically, consciousness has been called mind, or soul. Consciousness is the subjective experience of being alive. To this day, many believe that while the body is physical, consciousness is...

Going Batty

By Georgeann Sack By FRANKHILDEBRAND. I think we can understand consciousness It seems fitting, at the start of this effort to understand consciousness, to begin by reviewing the frequently referenced essay by philosopher Thomas Nagel, “What is...