Sensory Qualities, the Meta-Problem of Consciousness, and the Relocation Story

I have been so swamped lately with teaching, research and Consciousness Live! that I haven’t been able to do much else, but I have had a couple of blog posts kicking around in my head that I wanted to get to. I’ll try to jot them down when I get the chance. Chalmers’ Meta-Problem of … Continue reading Sensory Qualities, the Meta-Problem of Consciousness, and the Relocation Story

Shombies vs. Zombies vs. Anti-Zombies and Popular Sessions from the Online Consciousness Conference

Ten years ago, way back in February 2010, the 2nd online consciousness conference would have been just starting and the papers from the first conference were coming out in the Journal of Consciousness Studies. Even though I would change some things if I could, I am still very happy with my paper Deprioritizing the A … Continue reading Shombies vs. Zombies vs. Anti-Zombies and Popular Sessions from the Online Consciousness Conference

Consciousness Live!

Because I can’t seem to help myself I recently started a new podcast/discussion series and I thought it might be nice to have links to the various playlists in one place (ps check out my old podcast, with co-host Pete Mandik, here: spacetimemind). On Facebook On Twitter Subscribe via iTunes Subscribe via Stitcher Subscribe via … Continue reading Consciousness Live!

Consciousness is (Probably) a Biological Phenomenon

In light of the very interesting interview with Dave Chalmers in the Opinionator I thought I would revisit some of my objections to the notion of artificial consciousness (AC). I am somewhat of a skeptic about artificial consciousness in a way that I am not about AGI (artificial general intelligence). My suspicion is that intelligence … Continue reading Consciousness is (Probably) a Biological Phenomenon

Theories of Perception and Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness: An Analogy

I recently came across a draft of a post that I thought I had actually posted a while ago…on re-reading it I don’t think I entirely agree with the way I put things back then but I still kind of like it ———————————————————- When one looks at philosophical theories of perception one can see three … Continue reading Theories of Perception and Higher-Order Theories of Consciousness: An Analogy