Within psychology and neuroscience, some new and rigorous experimental paradigms for studying consciousness have helped it begin to overcome the stigma that has been attached to the topic for most of this century.
I love you, and because I love you, I would sooner have you hate me for telling you the truth than adore me for telling you lies.
What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare?
I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
Actually, I think most people accept the existence of qualia.
Why should the eyes be denied what delights them most?
Sense data are much more controversial than qualia, because they are associated with a controversial theory of perception – that one perceives the world by perceiving one’s sense-data, or something like that.
I never expected this to catch on in the way it did! Of course similar observations have been made by any number of people, and the distinction is obvious to anyone who thinks about the subject a little.
Even when I was studying mathematics, physics, and computer science, it always seemed that the problem of consciousness was about the most interesting problem out there for science to come to grips with.
Perugia is my true fatherland because there I grew to manhood.