QR6.1 What Is Consciousness?

One must define a topic to study it but science can’t agree what consciousness is. Supporters of physical realism say it doesn’t exist while supporters of dualism say it underlies everything and the rest are in-between. Let us define consciousness as the ability to observe. It is the ability to experience a physical interaction not just respond to input as a camera might be said to do. 

QR6.1.1 The Hard Problem

QR6.1.2 The First Fact

QR6.1.3 Current Theories

QR6.1.4 Physical Realism

QR6.1.5 Dualism

QR6.1.6 Information Theories

QR6.1.7 Cognitive Theories

QR6.1.8 Neutral Monism

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