What Is Consciousness?

What Is Consciousness?

Getting a handle on the amazing inner movie all of us enjoy
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What makes the brain really special is not its complicated function. It is what may deserve to be called our biggest scientific surprise: the brain’s performing these various functions is accompanied by an amazing “inner movie”.

What Is Reductionism?

What Is Reductionism?

How Laplace’s demon knows about Eddington’s table
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In 1927, the physicist Arthur Stanley Eddington gave the Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh. In his introduction he talked about his two tables. First, the table of his everyday experience, the kind of table we’re all acquainted with through ordinary sensory experience…