Saturday, April 30, 2005

The Self and the Phenomenal

On the recommendation of David Chalmers, I had a look at The Self and the Phenomenal by Barry Dainton. Dainton expertly lays out some of the philosophical problems arising from the recognition of a stream of consciousness. His solution strikes me as rather mechanical, and he too easily dismisses the argument that under ordinary circumstances we never truly lose consciousness (dreamless sleep being but a low level of consciousness), but nevertheless it presents an interesting alternative to a strictly phenomenological treatment of the topic.

posted by Fido the Yak at 12:00 AM.


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