"The 'Causes' of the Hard Problem"

Neuroquantology 16 (9):46-49 (2019)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
This note calls attention to the fact that efficient causes – the sort of cause that changes something or makes something happen – can play no constitutive role in the immediate, cognitively conscious relation between cognitive subject and a cognit-ive object. It notes that: (1) it is a necessary condition for an efficient causal relation that it alter its relata; and (2) it is a necessary condition for a conscious cognitive relat-ion that it does not alter its relata. This has important implication for the theories of knowledge and consciousness, the “Hard Problem,” and related puzzles.
PhilPapers/Archive ID
HODQCO
Upload history
First archival date: 2019-04-17
Latest version: 4 (2019-08-19)
View other versions
Added to PP index
2019-04-17

Total views
85 ( #47,226 of 2,448,647 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
11 ( #45,082 of 2,448,647 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.