On Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 6:23 AM, selva kumar <selvakr1...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Is consciousness causally effective ? > > If it is not causally effective, then you must explain what caused the word "consciousness" to enter our lexicon and what caused the field of pihlosophy of mind, and all the various books on the subject of consciousness. The dirty secret of epiphenominalism (the theory that consciousness is casually inert) is that if it were a true theory, the theory of epiphenominalism would be entirely private and unsharable. The fact that a theory was generated and shared to explain consciousness proves consciousness has effects. Even the fact that we are discussing it now in this thread can be taken as evidence of its causal effects. Jason -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.