What is it like to be a Bat

@article{Nagel1974WhatII,
  title={What is it like to be a Bat},
  author={T. Nagel},
  journal={The Philosophical Review},
  year={1974},
  volume={83},
  pages={435-450}
}
  • T. Nagel
  • Published 1974
  • Philosophy
  • The Philosophical Review
Consciousness is what makes the mind-body problem really intractable. Perhaps that is why current discussions of the problem give it little attention or get it obviously wrong. The recent wave of reductionist euphoria has produced several analyses of mental phenomena and mental concepts designed to explain the possibility of some variety of materialism, psychophysical identification, or reduction. But the problems dealt with are those common to this type of reduction and other types, and what… Expand
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