Someone who has done a lot of thinking about consciousness is philosopher Daniel Dennett, recently profiled in a New Yorker magazine article (“Daniel Dennett’s Science of the Soul,” March 27), soon after the publication of his latest book.
In the article, you can read a bit about this fellow as well as his self-depicted “...winding path leading through a jungle of science and philosophy, from the initial bland assumption that we people are physical objects, obeying the laws of physics, to an understanding of our conscious minds.”
As profile author Joshua Rothman stated of this public Bright:
“In the course of forty years, and more than a dozen books, Dennett has endeavored to explain how a soulless world could have given rise to a soulful one. His special focus is the creation of the human mind. Into his own he has crammed nearly every related discipline: evolutionary biology, neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, artificial intelligence.”