Keith Frankish — via his eminently followable twitterings — got me reading Brian Fiala, Adam Arico and Shaun Nichols: “On the psychological origins of dualism: Dual-process cognition and the explanatory gap.”
Highly interesting, enjoyably written, and — on an admittedly quick and casual read — pretty persuasive. But the question whether they are exactly right is in some ways less interesting for me than the question “Is this a good sort of approach to diagnosing what is going on with some seemingly intractable philosophical problems about consciousness”.
I’m inclined to give an emphatic “yes, this sort of line must be worth exploring!”. Some more aprioiristically minded philosophers will I guess think Fiala, Arico and Nichols are somehow missing the real philosophical questions.
Maybe your reaction to this paper — are they looking in the right sort of place or are they horribly misguided? — will a nice litmus test for how thoroughgoing your philosophical naturalism is!