Consciousness and Coincidence: The Puzzle of Psychophysical Harmony

Journal of Consciousness Studies 1 (5-6):143-155 (2020)
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Abstract

In “The Meta-Problem of Consciousness”, David Chalmers briefly raises a problem about how the connection between consciousness and our verbal and other behavior appears “lucky”. I raise a counterexample to Chalmers’s formulation of the problem. Then I develop an alternative formulation. Finally, I consider some responses, including illusionism about consciousness.

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Adam Pautz
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