David Chalmers on Hard v. Soft Emergence with Regard to Consciousness

David Chalmers discusses hard v. soft emergence and why consciousness falls into the former category:

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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1 Response to David Chalmers on Hard v. Soft Emergence with Regard to Consciousness

  1. Good stuff, I like the move from life to consciousness as that which represents the unknown and prompts the invocation of “vitalism”. Admittedly, it’s what I work on professionally, but it is nonetheless a pleasure to hear expressed quite well. Although, there is a strange conflation here — Laplace’s famed demon addresses the idea of determinism as much as the explanation of function. And that’s a whole other issue with regard to life, one that comes back around to where this piece started — Emergence.

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