Unformatted text preview: cannot be dualists. C) –Argument from Irreducibility: example: the rose, you know how it will smell because you’ve had experience with it. The smell of a rose: molecular stuff, etc etc. But, the scent is different, it is some sort of emergent quality. -Argument for irreducibility for Descartes. 2 examples: 1. Language (Descartes & J. Locke)-Churchland’s counterargument: computer language (HTML), 2. Mathematics -Churchland’s counterargument: calculators (program these to do mathematical reasoning) D) Parapsychological events - is the study of ostensibly paranormal events including extrasensory perception , psychokinesis , and survival of consciousness after death. Parapsychologists call these processes psi , a term intended to be descriptive without implying a mechanism...
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- Winter '08
- Consciousness, Parapsychology, irreducibility, prison cell metaphor