The new mysterianism and the thesis of cognitive closure

@article{Kriegel2003TheNM,
  title={The new mysterianism and the thesis of cognitive closure},
  author={Uriah Kriegel},
  journal={Acta Analytica},
  year={2003},
  volume={18},
  pages={177-191}
}
The paper discusses Colin McGinn’s mysterianist approach to the phenomenon of consciousness. According to McGinn, consciousness is, in and of itself, a fully natural phenomenon, but we humans are just cognitively closed to it, meaning that we cannot in principle understand its nature. I argue that, on a proper conception of the relation between an intellectual problem and its solution, we may well not know what the solution is to a problem we understand, or we may not understand exactly what… Expand
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