What Obstacle does the Scientific Account of Consciousness Face? Can they be overcome?

By Norehan Zulkiply, Mohamad Raduan Kabit and Kartini Abd Ghani.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper will discuss the topic of consciousness and its scientific account. Furthermore, it aims to discover the different obstacles that science face in explaining and assessing the phenomenon of consciousness. Consciousness is a very complex matter. Throughout the years, men have tried to discover the questions that surround this interesting topic. One of which is the question on whether consciousness can be determined by science. Scholars hold different answers to this question, and thus it is the objective of this paper to discuss further the different approaches used by these existing scholars in their attempt to explain whether or not consciousness is indeed outside the realm of science. First the paper looks into some of the philosophers’ explanations on this issue, and then it reviews the conflict between the philosophical view and scientific, and followed by the obstacles that block the path that science treads.

Keywords: Consciousness, Science and Consciousness, Philosophy of Consciousness, Hermeneutic Consciousness, Introspection, Mind-Body Problem, Cognition

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp.273-278. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 576.768KB).

Norehan Zulkiply

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia

Mohamad Raduan Kabit

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia

Kartini Abd Ghani

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia


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