There is no hard problem of consciousness

Journal of Consciousness Studies 3 (4):290-302 (1996)
The paper attempts to establish the importance of addressing what Chalmers calls the ‘easy problems’ of consciousness, at the expense of the ‘hard problem’. One pragmatic argument and two philosophical arguments are presented to defend this approach to consciousness, and three major theories of consciousness are criticized in this light. Finally, it is shown that concentration on the easy problems does not lead to eliminativism with respect to consciousness
Keywords Cognition  Consciousness  Psychology  Science
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