The promise that the study of the brain is "on the verge"...

of explaining how the brain "produces" consciousness...

is a check that has been "in the mail" for 250 years now!

1 comment:

  1. Gene, what is your view of the relationship between the brain and the mind? It seems as though (human) minds are products of brains; there seems to be some emergent process that creates or actualizes consciousness.

    I know that one of my favorite Idealist philosophers, Keith Ward, is a 'process property dualist', or something of that sort. He takes mind to be fundamental to reality, as all idealists do, but then states that there are two different properties (as opposed to substances) in the world, and that (human) minds are products of processes.