The “Hard Problem of Consciousness” is Only Hard If You Make It So

Jim Mason
2 min readFeb 24, 2022

It’s like the problem of physical hardness and the problem of group behavior

The so-called “Hard Problem of Consciousness” is the difficulty of reconciling our subjective experience of consciousness with the workings of our brains. Its proponents claim that those are inherently different and, although correlated, impossible to reconcile completely. To try to explain consciousness in terms of neuroscience is, they say, incomplete and inappropriate physical reductionism.

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Jim Mason

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