Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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David Chalmers
I 129
Emergence/Consciousness/Chalmers: it is sometimes asked why I do not assume that consciousness emerges from physical facts.
ChalmersVsEmergence: the well-known examples of emergence, e.g. Self-organization in biological systems or patterns in bird flocks are not analogous to consciousness.
Consciousness: should be emergent in a much stronger sense. E.g. Broad 1925:
Emergence/Broad: According to his thesis, emergent properties are not even predictable from all known physical properties of a more basic level.
ChalmersVsBroad: this is a strong variant of the property dualism.
I 130
It would require additional fundamental laws.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Cha I
The Conscious Mind Oxford New York 1996

Cha II
D. Chalmers
Constructing the World Oxford 2014

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-07-28