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

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

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

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Published date: 2000
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
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Date deposited: 19 Jun 2001
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 10:03

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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