Originally shared by Kevin Rutkowski
On a recent episode of NPR’s Unknown Brain, philosopher David Chalmers asks why humans have a sense of self, a constantly running movie full of sensation and internal chatter. He offers two ideas about the nature of consciousness.
Chalmers goes on to say that, “Physics studies all this stuff from the outside – their interactions with each other, their relations to each other. But they’ve got to have an intrinsic nature. It’s got to be something, and physics doesn’t tell us about that.”
Do you agree with Chalmers, that physics is not part of our intrinsic nature or could contribute to solving the mystery of consciousness?