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“It’s Emergent!” and “It’s Magical!” Have Equivalent Scientific Explanatory Power for Consciousness | Uncommon Descent

November 3, 2017

“…While no one denies there is some connection between a person’s mental state and his brain, it is nevertheless absurd to suggest that subjective-self-awareness, intentionality, qualia and other features of consciousness can be reduced to the electro-chemical reactions in the brain. “Mental” and “Physical” are self-evidently in different ontological categories…”

Source: “It’s Emergent!” and “It’s Magical!” Have Equivalent Scientific Explanatory Power for Consciousness | Uncommon Descent

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