IVTHE FUTURE OF CONSCIOUSNESS

Antti RevonsuoUniversity of Turku, Finland

WILL WE GET AN EXPLANATION FOR CONSCIOUSNESS?

It would be most fascinating to catch a glimpse of the future course of science and philosophy. Will we make progress in solving the problem of consciousness, or will the pendulum swing back and forth, as it has been doing for several centuries, consciousness popping up every now and then as a central problem, attacked and found insoluble, then again forgotten or ignored until discovered anew? Philosophers of science usually track scientific theories and discoveries throughout history in order to reveal the hidden patterns of the march of science. But in the case of consciousness, we unfortunately do not possess the wisdom ...

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