Being Self-Conscious About Consciousness

Tony Atkinson
8 min readMay 14, 2024

Hard problem or soft option?

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There’ve been a few articles popping up around the idea of consciousness -what it is, why it is, where it comes from and so forth. It feeds into the constant ongoing debates around materialism, scientism, spirituality, theism and what-have-you. All fascinating stuff, of course, full of long words like ‘metaphysical’, ‘ontological’, ‘epistomological’ and…

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Tony Atkinson

Snapper-up of unconsidered trifles, walker of paths less travelled by. Writer of fanfiction. Player of games. argonaut57@gmail.com