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[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 1. Consciousness / e. Cause of consciousness]

Full Idea

The Hard Problem is: why is all this brain processing accompanied by an experienced inner life?

Gist of Idea

Hard Problem: why brains experience things


David J.Chalmers (The Conscious Mind [1996], Intro)

Book Reference

Chalmers,David J.: 'The Conscious Mind' [OUP 1997], p.-7

A Reaction

The word 'accompanied' is interesting. A very epiphenomenal word! The answer to this neo-dualist question may be: if you do enough complex representational brain processing at high speed, it adds up to some which we call 'experience'.