Consciousness and Downward Causation

(Preposterous Universe) – Sean Carroll:

I don’t think downward causation is of any help to attempts to free the phenomenon of consciousness from arising in a completely conventional way from the collective behavior of microscopic physical constituents of matter. We’re allowed to talk about consciousness as a real, causally efficacious phenomenon — as long as we stick to the appropriate human-scale level of description. But electrons get along just fine without it. …

preposterousuniverse 2016/09/08 causation

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