The Possibility of Emergent Conscious Causal Powers

Australasian Journal of Philosophy 100 (1):195-201 (2022)
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ABSTRACT Lewtas [2017] recently articulated an argument claiming that emergent conscious causal powers are impossible. In developing his argument, Lewtas makes several assumptions about emergence, phenomenal consciousness, categorical properties, and causation. We argue that there are plausible alternatives to these assumptions. Thus, the proponent of emergent conscious causal powers can escape Lewtas’s challenge.

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Lok-Chi Chan
National Taiwan University
Andrew James Latham
Aarhus University


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