The Dawdler’s Philosophy

E44: Subjective Chiroptera of Experience - Thomas Nagel’s “What is it Like to Be a Bat?”

June 15, 2020

This episode is slightly different, in that it is our first attempt at recording while doing a Live Stream!  Sounds about the same I reckon.  But we're excited anyway.  

An analysis of Thomas Nagel's 1974 paper "What is it Like to Be a Bat?", which initiated "decades of confusion" in the philosophy of mind literature, and gave us the phrase still in use today "what-it's-like"-ness as a pseudo-definition for consciousness.  

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