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by Mark @, Wednesday, October 01, 2008, 18:36 (5734 days ago) @ George Jelliss

George on consciousness: It is just a function of our complex nervous systems in combination with our senses through which we gain awareness of our environment, and ultimately awareness of our selves as selves. - I agree with Carl that this is no explanation. It seems to me that science is wholly concerned with spatial entities. I can't think of anything that science handles that is not described in spatial terms. Yet my subjective awareness has no such features. There is nothing about the phenomenon of subjectivity which can be related spatially to anything. And I cannot see how study of the brain could ever lead to something non-spatial. - There are philosophers who think we may not have the cognitive capacity ever to solve this one, just as dogs could never do multiplication. Others think consciousness is an illusion - but that still leaves the need to explain an illusion of subjectivity.


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