What must the brain do to generate the mind? The mind consists of sensations, thoughts, cogitations, intentions, feelings—the felt inner experiences that constitute what we are. How are these capacities or mental qualities produced by the three pounds of warm wet tissues in our skulls? This is science’s toughest problem.

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Galen Strawson holds the President’s Chair in Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Liberal Arts. He studied at the University of Cambridge before receiving his BPhil and DPhil in philosophy from the University of Oxford.

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