Shameful, But True

Many philosophers, maybe most philosophers, think that consciousness is a very difficult problem, possibly the hardest philosophical problem of all. How can something physical (our brains) give rise to something that seems to be non-physical (consciousness)? And why are we conscious at all? Couldn’t we do everything we do without being conscious?

I once told a professor that I didn’t understand why consciousness is thought to be such a hard problem. He said I hadn’t talked to the right people.

Because confession is supposedly good for the soul (and our consciousness?), and because I bought a webcam, I have now confessed my shame at:

http://philosophershaming.tumblr.com/

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