What is consciousness… Why’s the sky blue? (Chemistry and physics will know) How long’s a piece of string? (Engineers and mathematicians will know). But as to the question what is consciousness? Nobody really knows. Biologists can dissect us, cognitive scientists and psychologists can analyse us, but only really philosophers spend their lives pondering what exactly consciousness is.
Steed, E. (2018, 25 June). Philosophy Illustrated. The New Yorker.