So this is for me what makes it such a fascinating problem i think for any scientist for any philosopher for anyone who is contemplating the human mind or the world and i think were at a very interesting point right now in 2017 where the field is becoming mature and there is a developed science and philosophy of consciousness but still . The philosophy of consciousness updated on april 17 2017 rupert taylor more contact author the book of philosophy tells us philosophy is not so much about coming up with the answers to fundamental questions as it is about the process of trying to find these answers using reasoning rather than accepting without question conventional views or traditional authority the philosophers . In our own time subjects such as consciousness studies decision theory and applied ethics have increasingly found independence from philosophy as a whole because of this philosophy seems useful because it makes new kinds of science. Consciousness explaining the nature of consciousness is one of the most important and perplexing areas of philosophy but the concept is notoriously ambiguous. This is the editorial introduction to the four papers on consciousness comprising the july 2014 issue of essays in philosophy vol 15 issue 2 the four authors are keith e turausky john k grandy adam green and ben gubran
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