About Rationally Speaking
Rationally Speaking is a blog maintained by Prof. Massimo Pigliucci, a philosopher at the City University of New York. The blog reflects the Enlightenment figure Marquis de Condorcet's idea of what a public intellectual (yes, we know, that's such a bad word) ought to be: someone who devotes himself to "the tracking down of prejudices in the hiding places where priests, the schools, the government, and all long-established institutions had gathered and protected them." You're welcome. Please notice that the contents of this blog can be reprinted under the standard Creative Commons license.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
New 5-minute Philosopher video: No such thing as the hard problem of consciousness
Nevertheless, I stand by my basic idea, which is, in fact, very close to Dennett's and Churchland's positions. It differs from both (just like those two differ from each other), because I think Dennett has gotten closer to the "it's an illusion" position (which I reject), and of course because I'm not an eliminativist. Enjoy!