Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Episode 89

The sixth episode in a series wherein Mark Taylor talks with me about the mind-body problem and the so-called "hard problem" of consciousness. We continue discussing Wittgenstein's elliptical remark about talking lions, leading Mark to bring up a recent book about someone attempting to mimic animal behaviour in great detail, which then leads back to Thomas Nagel's seminal article "What Is It Like To be a Bat?". Synesthesia and the various "modalities" of perception come up, as well as wider questions surrounding the whole idea of the "self".



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