Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Sentence

We humans do make judgments of simultaneity and sequence of elements of our own experience, some of which we express, so at some point or points in our brains the corner must be turned from the actual timing of representations to the representation of timing, and wherever and whenever these discriminations are made, thereafter the temporal properties of the representations embodying those judgments are not constitutive of their content.

—Daniel C. Dennett, Consciousness Explained, p. 166
This can be pretty rough going while reading in bed under a soft light and nibbling on a melatonin tablet. Sometimes it does hurt to think. It looks a little better in the light of day, but not much. (No, I don't want you to tell me how the book ends.)

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