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From what I understand, subjective experience as "what it is like to be (blank)" is, according to Dennett, completely open to empirical study in principle. He has stated that if a team of future neuroscientists were to study every aspect of his brain from moment to moment, they would know more about what it is like to be him then he would. (I think this was in one of his interviews).

If you (and Pinker) mean by subjective experience is an inner movie where all your thoughts are on display for you (and no one else) to see, then I agree. No scientist could buy tickets to that Cartesian theater.

I was just concerned that Pinker considered consciousness (or anything, for that matter) to be an epiphenomenon

Wed, 14 May 2008 20:57:00 UTC | #171254