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May 22, 2023

'What Is It Like to Be a Bat?' — Thomas Nagel

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Nagel's landmark essay, published in the October 1974 issue of The Philosophical Review, instantly catapulted him to prominence.

Read it here.

Fair warning: there goes first your mind and then the day — though there are those who would argue that if your mind's gone the concept of a day won't have much meaning.

But I digress.

It occurs to me that the rise of AI in the form of ChatGPT and its successors will likely enable us to actually find out.

Can't wait.

May 22, 2023 at 12:22 PM | Permalink


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