Chris Bateman and Cornelius Castoriadis
[ by Charles Cameron — to Chris Bateman and all — concerning the hard problem in consciousness ]
Chris Bateman is a game designer and philosopher whose sense of games informs his philosophy, while Cornelius Castoriadis was a philosopher influenced by Lacanian psychoanalysis — for some reason, I have previously and it seems erroneously identified him as an architect. The first quote below is from Chris Bateman’s blog post a day or three ago, Voiding The Hard Problem of Consciousness on Only a Game:
The second quote is from Castoriadis’ book, World in Fragments: Writings on Politics, Society, Psychoanalysis, and the Imagination.
This post is offered as a coversational rejoinder to Chris’ post, in the spirit of the ‘Republic of Letters’.