Hmm reading thread is gone
Finally finished this book by the smartest man in Brazil. But really I can't tell whether he is Brazilian or not. Went to a Brazilian uni and looks like it but he's based in the Netherlands somehow. His first job was in a lab so he must've had rich parents
Anyway book is really good, very dense, took about a month to read. Very convincing about idealism.
I imagine none of you will really have the time to read it unless you're already familiar with this stuff so can breeze through it.
One of the things he's suggesting is that there is no true unconscious - just like what I'm suggesting in the OP. Here he cites examples of how reductions in brain activation do not actually stop consciousness, they just alter it. Note that he changes a lot of his definitions through the book as you get into it, so you have to be generous if you read these bits (about 2/5 into the book).
I will probs move on to other subjects now, I just wanted to read something about consciousness and the hard problem etc. Very good book though 10/10 and the man seems to be becoming more important as a philosopher. Also he is active on YThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcPyTgLILqA&t=620s