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Consciousness

Synopsis: This week on “Learn Me Something,” Aaron and Rich delve into consciousness. What is it, does every living thing have it, and are we part of some greater collective consciousness?

The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of explaining why any physical state is conscious rather than nonconscious. It is the problem of explaining why there is “something it is like” for a subject in conscious experience, why conscious mental states “light up” and directly appear to the subject.

Consciousness

Duration: 59:47:00

Present: Aaron Stewart, Rich Plumb


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