Mysterianism lite

  title={Mysterianism lite},
  author={Colin McGinn and John Horgan},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
199 A philosophical view known as ‘mysterianism’ holds that even though there is nothing supernatural about how consciousness arises from neural activity, the human brain is simply not equipped to understand it. The reason we find the mind–brain problem so baffling, the argument goes, is that humans did not evolve sufficient cognitive abilities to solve it, just as armadillos did not evolve the ability to understand arithmetic. This argument has been advocated by philosophers such as Colin… CONTINUE READING