To Be a Baby ?
"Thomas Nagel famously asked, “What is it like to be a bat?”
That question has become a staple of Philosophy 101 courses, but we might be better served asking a more basic one: What is it like to be a baby? Though all of us experience life as a baby firsthand, we’ve long held misconceptions about what babies are capable of thinking, feeling, and understanding. Only recently have we overturned dominant theories of development in which very young children were thought to be barely conscious at all."
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Since most people act like babies most of the time, it's very useful to answer Thomas Nagel's question.
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