Monday, March 10, 2008
Schlinger, Henry D. "Consciousness is Nothing But a Word." eSKEPTIC February 27, 2008.
In 1991, Daniel Dennett published his tome, Consciousness Explained. Yet, ten years later he penned an article titled “Are We Explaining Consciousness Yet?” If he had to ask the question, the answer seems obvious. English-speaking philosophers and psychologists have been trying to understand consciousness at least since John Locke introduced the word into the English language in the 17th century. But despite the best efforts of those who’ve thrown their hats into the ring, we haven’t made much progress. Obviously, a different approach is needed. . . . Read the rest here: http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic/08-02-27.html#feature.