What is consciousness, and can it be explained by objective science? Address this question by explaining the difference between the hard and easy problems of consciousness, and by explaining and responding to Nagel’s bat echolocation example.
What Is It Like to Be a Bat?
The Philosophical Review, Vol. 83, No. 4. (Oct., 1974), pp. 435-450.
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