Are You An Expert In Your Own Consciousness?
Philosopher Dan Dennet says that everyone thinks that they are an expert because we are all conscious (well mostly anyway), but he’s out to shake your confidence in your consciousness, and presents it as a bag of tricks. He shows how your brain fills in details that are not there, how it makes you expect to see something based on suggested detail, and how your underlying beliefs make you believe something is real even when it isn’t. The takeaway? Maybe life is more of an illusion than we believe it to be–if you believe that it is an illusion at all.