Thursday, August 23, 2007
Sleights of Mind
A recent New York Times article describes sleight-of-hand performances at a consciousness conference in Las Vegas: Teller does magic tricks for Daniel Dennett . There's some of the usual nonsense about philosophical zombies, but overall it's a fun way of showing what's exciting about the field. We read a book a few years ago that made similar points about the illusory nature of conscious experience.