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Трудная проблема сознания: мыслимо ли решение?

Философский журнал. 2012. № 2. С. 141-151.

Formulated by Chalmers in 1995, the so called ‘hard problem’ inspired a new wave of interest in the philosophy of mind. And it seems to conceal a paradox. On the one hand, Chalmers with many other analytic philosophers is ready to suppose that conscience is dependent exclusively on neural activity in the brain. On the other hand, he doubts that the question ‘Why do qualia exist?’ may be fully answered in the domain of science. But may our lack of knowledge be the key? Or is a solution inconceivable in principle? In this paper an attempt was made to shed some light on this problem.