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Single Idea 21833

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 2. Unconscious Mind]

Full Idea

The emerging consensus is that we probably overrate the power of conscious experience in our lives. Freud, of course, said the same thing for different reasons.

Gist of Idea

Research suggest that we overrate conscious experience


Owen Flanagan (The Really Hard Problem [2007], 3 'Ontology')

Book Reference

Flanagan,Owen: 'The Really Hard Problem' [MIT 2007], p.90

A Reaction

[He cites Pockett, Banks and Gallagher 2006]. Freud was concerned with big deep secrets, but the modern view concerns ordinary decisions and perceptions. An important idea, which should incline us all to become Nietzscheans.