Topic: Hard Problem

Camp: Agreement / Not Supernatural / Consciousness is Real

Camp Statement
Go live Time :

Consciousness is Real, Representational, and Brain(or equivalent)-dependent



We are in the Consciousness is Real, Representational, and Brain-linked camp on this 'Hard Problem' issue.
I think that brain-linked is too weak a statement and leans too far towards Cartesian dualism.
My position is that consciousness requires a proper substrate such as a brain: brain death deletes consciousness, Alzheimer's progressively impairs consciousness, a blow to the head or falling asleep temporarily stops consciousness and so on.
I am open to there being other substrates for consciousness but not to there being an independent entity that is linked to this substrate as envisaged by Descartes.

Support Tree for "Consciousness is Real" Camp

Total Support for This Camp (including sub-camps):
6

Current Topic Record

Topic Name : Hard Problem
Namespace : /General/

Current Camp Record

Camp Name : Consciousness is Real
Keywords : depends, brain, represent
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