minds and brains

Jerry Hull ZZZghull at stny.lrun.com
Wed Dec 9 21:55:09 EST 1998

On Wed, 9 Dec 1998 21:28:07 -0500, "Ray Scanlon" <rscanlon at wsg.net> wrote:

>We aim for a rational explanation of how the brain works. It must be based
>first on the molecular biology of the neuron. Second, on the anatomy of the
>nervous system. Third, we ask that the explanation pay attention to those
>aspects of the nervous system that are reflected in the subjective view of
>the brain as experienced by the mind.
>As a starting point we take the position that the mind has no causal powers.
>The mind is completely extraneous to our explanation of brain activity. The
>brain would act just as well with no mind present, but an explanation of
>brain activity that ignores the mind will not satisfy many people. 

Some people are so mindless.

"You can only find truth with logic if
you have already found truth without it."  G. K. Chesterton

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