Mind and matter can interact if they both contain BECs.
On Tue, Oct 30, 2012 at 8:07 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:
> Computationalism and downward causation -- Leibniz's new paradigm for
> The new, strictly logical, Leibnizian view of the universe is
> that the new paradigm- computationalism-- is thoroughly
> logically based, while conventional science is based on appearances,
> not that the appearances are wrong.
> In a previous email I explained how all of today's science is based
> on the logical error that mind and matter can directly
> interact, which is false, because they are two different
> substances, completely foreign to one another.
> The more strictly logical view, as Leibniz showed, is that
> the interaction only appears to happen.
> But the strictly logical Leibnizian view is that upward
> causation is only an appearance. All true causation is
> actually downward (Platonic).
> This new understanding not only allows today's scientific
> results to be apparently true, but opens the door to
> previously unexplainable phenomena such as gravity.
> Another way to say this is that, although they may
> appear to be a posteriori (in the world), all causes
> are actually theoretical (a priori). Numbers being
> a priori (given), this gives a completely new
> solidity to computationalism.
> Roger Clough
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