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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPhilosophy · 1 month ago

Nagel, "What Is It Like to Be a Bat?"?

PLEASE HELP A COLLEGE STUDENT! NEED THIS BY TONIGHT!!

 -Do you agree that bats have experiences? If so, why? If not, why? 

-Does Nagel believe in the existence of facts beyond the reach of human concepts? 

- What does Nagel mean by “the subjective character of experience”?

-According to Nagel, why can’t the “subjective character of experience” be reduced to something physical?

-  According to Nagel, how does reflection on what it is like to be a bat relate to the mind-body problem?

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  • 1 month ago

    Biologically, all beings that can sense their environments have some form of consciousness. We are beings with complex brains for filtering a complex environment through the senses. Bats just lack some aspect of cognition and perception that human beings have. Bats evolved to function through sonar detection, to consume. Human's evolved agriculture to consume. We are not so different, its just the complexity and features that make human's unlike other creatures. Though I have heard of Nagal's writings I have never read themselves, safe to say, because I can think for myself about the nature of "beingness".

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