Re: Conscious of the hard problem

Timothy Bates (
Wed, 23 Jun 1999 12:22:12 +1000

>blah blah blah.

the only hard problem, IMHO, is keeping all the philosophers who want to waste our lives talking about the hard problem instead of solving the series of "easy" problems, which is all there really is.

This "hard problem" phrase is really just an ambit claim for high intellectual ground, ie., "oh yes, but you biopsych's only study the non-hard problem ..."


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