Owing to the wealth of arguments about consciousness and knowledge in various LJ comms of late, I've started reading some of the philosophers mentioned, beginning with Hume and Kant. Since there are far too many to get to in my, or any other, lifetime, I'll probably narrow my study pretty quickly to more modern ones like Dennett, who are closer to my views than, say, Penrose. If anybody knows a good route to go down which doesn't include Cartesian Dualism, which I find completely without merit, please jump in. On the other hand, if you know of some Dualist who nails the question beyond any doubt (and doesn't start spouting crap about qualia and intentionality), feel free to throw that in as well. Thanks.