October 28, 2019
Philosopher of mind Keith Frankish is one of the leading proponents of “illusionism,” the theory that argues that your subjective experience — i.e., the “what it is like” to be you — is a trick of the mind. It’s a counterintuitive theory, but Keith makes the case for it in this episode, while explaining the other leading theories of consciousness and why he rejects them.
- Keith’s Twitter
- Keith’s website
- Keith’s most recent book, “Illusionism as a Theory of Consciousness”
- “The Meta-Problem of Consciousness” by David Chalmers
- “The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory (Philosophy of Mind)” by David Chalmers