Daniel Dennett v. David Chalmers on consciousness (with Terence McKenna putting in his two cents)

Daniel Dennett deflates consciousness here:

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David Chalmers inflates it here:

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And Terence McKenna takes some DMT to break the tie, struggling to share in words, to the uninitiated, the qualia that accompanies ingestion of the chemical:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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5 Responses to Daniel Dennett v. David Chalmers on consciousness (with Terence McKenna putting in his two cents)

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  2. George says:

    It’s interesting that Chalmers has someone giving him penetrating questions, but Dennett doesn’t. In light of the controversial nature of some of Dennett’s claims (qualia is an illusion), I can’t help but wonder if that was by design, so Dennett wouldn’t have to defend such claims.

  3. Al says:

    Huh, DMT sounds nothing like what I imagine more conventional psychedelics must be like…it sounds like it makes other journeys seem like child play…although, heroic doses of conventional psychedelics might mimic the intensity and, by the sounds of it, disassociation from the self that DMT seems to induce

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