Eric Schwitzgebel has also written a review of ‘The Splintered Mind’ by Michael Tye in which he… My comment on that was: There seems to be an explanation of our lack of experience of partial consciousness in “it’s not Tye’s emphasis, that there must also be transitional, borderline states between non-conscious sleep and conscious waking”. … Continue reading Schwitzgebel on Michael Tye on Vagueness
Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel has written a paper: Borderline Consciousness, When It’s Neither Determinately True nor Determinately False That Experience Is Present that I think is interesting but perhaps somewhat over-plays the idea of “vagueness” as if something different from merely being a quantity that does in fact have a continuum of values. We don’t talk … Continue reading Borderline Consciousness
The question of whether, and if so how, our brains are Wired for Numbers leads naturally to questions about how other animals perceive number and I think has some implications re what it means for us (and maybe them) to be “conscious”.
Remarkable that this essay: The study of the mind needs a Copernican shift in perspective | Aeon Essays came out the day after I decided to start collecting my thoughts on the awakening of consciousness.
Welcome to my Stream on Consciousness. This is where I will record thoughts about what it means to be conscious along with some related philosophical issues.