ALPHABETICAL BRAIN™ VOCABULARY
QUOTATIONS ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS
September 9, 2019


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QUOTATIONS ABOUT CONSCIOUSNESS

"Why are any physical processes, such as those happening in brains, ever accompanied by conscious experience? This is the 'hard problem', to be distinguished from the so-called 'easy problems' of explaining how the brain works." (page 76)

"Not all philosophers believe in the 'hard problem'. Daniel Dennett argues that consciousness is best defined in terms of the function that it supports, and not by the raw essence of experience, the so-called 'qualia'." (76)

"It could be that by solving the easy problems of the brain, the 'hard problem' will dissolve away." (76)

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