Pain: a Case Study for the Mind-Body Problem
I want to discuss a puzzle about pain which may be called a philosophical puzzle because it is very general in nature and cannot, I think, be solved by empirical means, at least not by experiments as they are performed in empirical pain research1. The puzzle I have in mind is an aspect or facet of the larger mind-body problem, and it has to do with the role and nature of consciousness.
KeywordsCausal Chain Personal Level Phenomenal State Phenomenal Consciousness Neural State
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