Consciousness: brain lesions remove free will (General)

by David Turell @, Thursday, August 01, 2019, 21:09 (423 days ago) @ dhw

DAVID: I don't know where consciousness goes, but my thought is in a layer of our reality at a quantum level. Not another world or whatever you mean.

dhw: Then I apologize. I thought you believed in an afterlife in which our consciousness linked up again with your God’s.

I just reiterated my belief in a panentheistic God in and out of this universe.


DAVID: Really not different at all:
https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rspb.2019.0510
QUOTE: "'Neurocognitive free will ties our understanding of free will to something real. It also helps us to understand what it means. I suspect it's not what most people think. As Sartre once said, "Freedom is not a triumph." But I think neurocognitive free will gives some hints to how it could be. That will be a focus of future work.' " (dhw’s bold)

DAVID: Doesn't answer the problem at all to answer what the brain does electrically/mechanically that the materialists point to.

dhw: I love it when you and I agree. This is a fine example of scientific language being used to tell us absolutely nothing new, but to pave the way for “future work”, which for all we know might require future grants.

So do I.


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