Subjective Reality: “The Hard Question”

Owen Hughes, Christian Spirituality and Science, 2013, 9, 1.

Abstract: The manner in which the 100 billion or so neurons in the human brain work together to give us the rich subjective of conscious experience has been referred to as the “hard question”. This paper seeks to explore this question: exposing some of its difficult dimensions as well as noting and critiquing various attempts to probe and explain its mysteries. The views of some prominent Christian scholars, such as Donald McKay and Charles Taliaferro, conclude this analysis.