Michael Tye: Thinking Fish & Zombie Caterpillars
Marshall (Richard) & Tye (Michael)
Source: Marshall (Richard) - Philosophy at 3:AM
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Interviewer’s Introduction

  1. Michael Tye is the Jumpin’ Jack Flashman of philosophy of mind, always updating his zap mind with rigorous brooding on the nature of phenomenal consciousness.
  2. To do this he has to consider a whole bunch of things – including inverted earths, whether swamp things have eyes, how Chinese sounds to the Chinese, the beliefs of fish, one eyed zombie caterpillars, camouflaged moths, orgasms, the planet Vulcan and the difference between Keith Richards hallucinating a tomatoe and him hallucinating a unicorn.
  3. He writes his books to catch his thoughts as they shoot on by.
  4. All in all, he’s a funky swell.


First published in 3:AM Magazine: Thursday, October 4th, 2012.

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