Saturday, 18 October 2014
Claire Khaw asked to leave philosophy group for questioning the basis of Western academic philosophy
"If consciousness itself could be identified with some kind of physical state, the way would be open for a unified physical theory of mind and body, and therefore perhaps for a unified physical theory of the universe. But the reasons against a purely physical theory of consciousness are strong enough to make it seem likely that a physical theory of the whole of reality is impossible. Physical science has progressed by leaving the mind out of what it tries to explain, but there may be more to the world than can be understood by physical science."
– Thomas Nagel, What Does It All Mean? A Very Short Introduction To Philosophy, pp. 36–7