Category Archives: Consciousness

Thinking About Thinking

The Edge question for 2015 is “What do you think about machines that think?” The first two responses I read were from Sean Carroll and Nick Bostrom. I have been a long time followier of Sean Carroll blog’s Preposterous Universe and have … Continue reading

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Consciousness: Much Ado About (Almost) Nothing?

Consciousness is like the weather. Since everybody experiences it everybody has an idea about it. Philosophers take it as their unique prerogative since without it they would have no field. Neuroscientists want to make pictures of it and reduce it … Continue reading

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Consciousness As a State of Matter?

Max Tegmark has a new paper Consciousness as a State of Matter. The paper is filled with mathematics which I am not going to try to explain or pretend to understand but there are parts of it which are fairly … Continue reading

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