Correlation Vs. Causality: How/Why the Mind/Body Problem Is Hard


Harnad, Stevan (2000) Correlation Vs. Causality: How/Why the Mind/Body Problem Is Hard. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 7, (4), 54-61.

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It is easy to find functional and neural correlates of consciousness, but hard to find a functional role for consciousness. Humphrey's heroic attempt (like all others before it) fails, because the consciousness is just decorative (and hence optional) rather than functional.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Invited Commentary on Humphrey, N. "How to Solve the Mind-Body Problem http://cogprints.soton.ac.uk/archives/phil/papers/200002/200002001/doc.html/mindbodytxt.htm
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science > Web & Internet Science
ePrint ID: 252602
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2001
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:54
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ISI Citation Count:4
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/252602

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