Probing the enigma of consciousness

Geoff Ward
10 min readJan 16, 2023

I’ve published about 70 book reviews here at Medium in the last four years or so and it’s been rare for an author to contact me afterwards — not that I would expect authors to do so, of course. Few come to mind who did get in touch but it was a pleasure to make contact with them.

So I’m delighted to have heard now from Jeffrey Laird, author of Portalism: An externalist theory of consciousness (Iff…

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Geoff Ward

Writer, journalist, book editor, poet, musician and tutor in literature and creative writing (MA and BA Hons degrees in English literature).