Wednesday, August 06, 2008

PDF on the mind-brain problem.

Still reading this; it's quite good so far. Clear, lucid description of this essential problem.

"The real war today is between dogmatic materialists and anybody else. Within the belief system of the former, all that exists is material and the relationships between it. Part of that belief system is also heavily vested in the descendant of Aristotelian logic - the logic of classes - and in the "hierarchy" implicit in it.

"Dogmatic materialism has an admittedly long and very successful history in science. In fact, it is a spectacularly successful history. It has actually produced the miracles that religion once promised. Democritus' descendants seem to have won the field. But there are gaps in their line. Most of modern physics -the part of physics which is modern - just doesn't fit."

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