Chapter

Conclusion

Gregg Rosenberg

in A Place for Consciousness

Published in print December 2004 | ISBN: 9780195168143
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850075 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168143.003.0015

Series: Philosophy of Mind Series

Conclusion

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This chapter revisits the sliding tile puzzle metaphor that the author presented in the first part of this book. Through the challenges and regressive moves he made, the author was able to defend a group of ideas that are at odds with the physicalist orthodoxy within science and the philosophy of mind. He was also able to link consciousness and causation through various presentations on the need to treat them together. Also, through the Theory of Natural Individuals, he was able to provide a new perspective from which to understand nature and open questions on the possibility for an actual empirical and philosophical research program.

Keywords: sliding tile puzzle; physicalist; science; philosophy; consciousness; causation; Theory of Natural Individuals; nature

Chapter.  1685 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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