No account or "theory" of mind/brain relations that is false to the rich, technicolor phenomenology of being a conscious agent -- a freedom in the world -- will be persuasive in the long run.Any future metaphysics must unite what physics tells us about the world with what we already know about ourselves. A real theory of everything would have to encompass the "self" and "freedom" as well as quarks and quanta.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Minds and Brains
Juan Galiz-Menendez at A Critical Vision ponders reductionism and says: