Tag: Consciousness

  • Dreams and Peculiar Waking Experiences

    by Mark English ___ Sorting through some personal papers recently, I came across some scribbled notes about dreams and hallucinations. I have never considered dreams – my own or anyone else’s – worth recording or trying to analyze in any serious way, but have always maintained an interest in the various manifestations of consciousness and…

  • What is it like to be an art critic?

    by Ken Johnson ___ S: I would like to become an art critic. How should I proceed? C: Just start doing it. S: Shouldn’t I go to grad school to learn all the things I need to know in order to do it? C: No, it’s not like you need a license. There’s no exam…

  • MEANING, INTELLIGIBILITY, MORALITY, AND GOD: A CONVERSATION WITH JOSHUA RASMUSSEN, PART 2

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ The second of a two-part conversation with Joshua Rasmussen of Azusa Pacific University on a broad variety of issues, related to the meaning of life, morality, the intelligibility of the world, and God. Technical difficulties interrupted us, so the conversation is being presented in two parts. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8vwO9YSq-0&ab_channel=ElectricAgora 01:10 Does longevity…

  • Bits and Pieces – Consciousness and “Wittgenstein/Ryle-Style” (Dis)solutions

    By Daniel A. Kaufman ___ The philosophical problem of consciousness is a problem concerning subjectivity. To be conscious is to be conscious of something: a color; a smell; a feeling or emotion; etc.  This is why it is alternatively described as “conscious experience,” “self-consciousness,” etc. Consciousness, therefore, is a kind of point of view. Specifically,…