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JerryD385's Avatar Jump to comment 8 by JerryD385

Great discussion between two of my favorite scientists. However, there was something that stuck out like a sore thumb for me:

Some philosophers, such as Dan Dennett, argue that that isn't a scientific problem and may not even be a coherent question -- since, by definition, pure subjective experience has no observable consequences, we're wasting our time talking about it.


"no observable consequences?" Is Pinker saying that Dennett considers subjective experience to be an epiphenomenon (the concept which Dennett abhors)?

Wed, 14 May 2008 18:43:00 UTC | #171232