A Fragment of the Epistemological Autocracy’s Strategy

The current war on our privacy is an extension of the physicalists’ and cognitive neuroscientists’ century-long war on subjective experience. If one can be convinced scientifically that one possesses no genuine private experiences, that one’s Imagination is a series of passing neurochemical ghosts without substance or significance, one will be less willing to defend an external invasion on something so insubstantial as the “self.”

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