This is the first part of a mini-series on the philosophy of consciousness in the Philosophize This! podcast. I think this series is a good, beginner-friendly introduction to the philosophy of consciousness, and consciousness is a crucial topic for people interested in doing good effectively (especially according to utilitarianism) to understand. I've cross-posted the series to the EA Forum as a sequence in the hope that it will be useful.

Episode summary:

Today we talk about consciousness. The hard problem. Why it’s hard. The philosophical zombie thought experiment. What it’s like to be a bat. Blindsight. Hierarchies of consciousness. ChatGPT. Biological algorithms. Society ruled by the sanctity of consciousness.

See the full transcript of this episode here.

No comments on this post yet.
Be the first to respond.
Curated and popular this week
Relevant opportunities