Week 6, Mar. 4

Consciousness seems to be the elephant in the corner of any discussions about personhood and rights for machines and non-human animals.

What do you think are the most salient and important aspects of consciousness? What needs to be explained in order to explain consciousness?

Why do you think consciousness is such a problem for philosophers?

Do psychologists and neuroscientists face the same issues? If not, should they be concerned with consciousness?


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