Consciousness does not exist. It is an illusion. This is the credo of the supporters of one of the most radical materialistic positions regarding the mind-body problem — illusionism. But then where does the illusion of consciousness come from? (difficult episode!
Guest — Associate Professor, researcher at the Center for Consciousness Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy of Moscow State University, PhD, Artem Besedin.
Moderator — Anton Kuznetsov
00:00 — Introduction
00:49 — What is illusionism in relation to consciousness?
03:45 — Physicalism, qualia and panic metaphysics
08:39 — Why realism in relation to phenomenal consciousness is a panicky metaphysics?
14:35 — How consciousness does not exist
22:12 — Criticism of knowledge about consciousness
27:47 — Possible and impossible qualia
32:57 — Methodological illusionism
36:11 — How can consciousness be an illusion?
39:50 — The illusionist should deny only the special nature of consciousness
44:38 — The argument of exposure, UFOs and consciousness
45:36 — Where does the illusion of consciousness come from, where do phenomenal concepts come from?
51:58 — Competition!
54:30 — Summary from Mary
Lecture course "The illusionist View of Consciousness" by Keith Frankish
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