On Sep 19, 2005, at 1:00 AM, Marc Geddes wrote:
Here's a speculation:
The model I'm working with for my theory seems to suggest 3
different fundamental kinds of 'cause and effect'.
The first is physical causality - motion of physical objects
The second is mental causality - agents making choices which
The third is what I call 'Multiverse causality', a sort of highly
abtsract 'causality' close to the notion of logical consistency/
consilience - that which ensures that knowledge has a certain
ordered 'structure' to it .
Anyone have any thoughts on this?
Here's my thought -- isn't it the case that we know enough about how
brains work today that, at the very least, it is a huge overstatement
to refer to the first two types as "different fundamental kinds"? In
other words, I will claim that type 2 is actually nothing more than a
subset of type 1, occurring in particular circumstances. What
evidence goes against this view?