Why consciousness is not possible in materialism Two related definitions of consciousness are:
1. Consciousness is experience by the first person singular. 2. Consciousness is self-referential awareness. So consciousness requires that there be a self, or first person singular, to be aware. There is however no provision in materialism or analytic philoophy for such a self. Therefore materialism cannot explain consciousness. Dr. Roger B Clough NIST (ret.) [1/1/2000] See my Leibniz site at http://independent.academia.edu/RogerClough --- This email is free from viruses and malware because avast! Antivirus protection is active. http://www.avast.com -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.