getting past emergentism

RoyBoy aphycho at usa.net
Mon Apr 9 22:19:04 EST 2001


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You have to laugh. Logical recursion always implies paradox.

You cannot use Rational Materialism to analyse consciousness, since it
is just a tool consciousness uses to analkyses everything else *but*
consciousness.
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Succinct way of putting it.  But I do not see that as a problem.
It is definitely funny.  But although 'Rational Materialism' is used
by consciousness, why can it not be used on consciousness?

Granted, consciousness may have always been there, and did not
derive from the brain or even 'life'...but can't a nail be used on a
hammer?  It wasn't meant to do so, but it still can happen, and
its just as funny!





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