There is no stream of consciousness

Journal of Consciousness Studies 9 (5-6):17-28 (2002)

Abstract
Throughout history there have been people who say it is all illusion. I think they may be right. But if they are right what could this mean? If you just say "It's all an illusion" this gets you nowhere - except that a whole lot of other questions appear. Why should we all be victims of an illusion, instead of seeing things the way they really are? What sort of illusion is it anyway? Why is it like that and not some other way? Is it possible to see through the illusion? And if so what happens next.
Keywords *Consciousness States  *Experiences (Events)  *Illusions (Perception)
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