Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Caterpillar-Butterfly Problem

We spent part of the afternoon reading about the mind-body problem (in Times Literary Supplement, “Consciousness myth,” Galen Strawsom, link). This afternoon I came across another rather interesting problem—a kind of radical dualism between the caterpillar and the butterfly. A quite excellent outline of this issues is presented on the blog Gypsy Scholar here. What with our own extensive relations to both, caterpillars and butterflies, at least a reference to this matter is appropriate here—especially with snow inches deep on the dormant grass.

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