Consciousness Is Not An Emergent Property

In (of all places) Forbes magazine, research neuroscientist Marc Ettlinger has a primer on the way in which materialist explanations of consciousness fail at the most basic philosophic levels (“What Are Some Concise Ways To Convince People That Consciousness Is Not An Emergent Property?”)

[E]mergentism, in this context, is simply camouflaging the supernatural wolf in the sheep’s clothing of pretend science and pretend explanation. It is merely renaming the philosophical imperative (and perhaps belief) of monism and materialism as something that sounds explanatory.

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