Essay on Analysis Of Nagel 's ' What Is It Like You Be A Bat '

1348 Words Nov 29th, 2016 6 Pages
If there was one article that really stuck out to me throughout the semester, it has to be Nagel’s “What Is It Like to Be a Bat”. It’s concept and philosophy fixed itself into me and I tried applying those ideas to other articles as we went on. This article addresses one of the big questions of consciousness that tends to float around when discussing philosophy, which is what is it like to be something other than yourself? It isn’t too often that you debate on whether or not something or someone is experiencing the same feelings obtained through the environment as you are. While the article asks a simple question that may has a simple scapegoat answer in my opinion, there are different aspects that should be addressed as to why it is easy to understand but hard to explain. Once deciding on an article, I knew immediately that I wanted to illustrate the overlaying concept of Nagel’s article in a visual way. While going for simplicity, I decided that a comic book strip would show exactly what needed to be shown in a manner appropriate for my response. It seemed like a very basic and elementary way of interpreting a philosophical argument, but in the end that really was my intention in response to the article. When deciding how to go about drawing it out and demonstrating the articles main question, I found it very difficult to really get my point across even though it was such a simple way of interpreting it. Trying to relay the question of what it’s like to be a bat would not…

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