DOI: 10.14704/nq.2013.11.2.445

What Should a Consciousness-Mind-Brain Theory be Like? Reducing the Secret of the Rainbow to the Colours of a Prism

Sultan Tarlacı

Abstract


Different sources talk about the duality of soul-body, mind-body, mind-brain or consciousness-brain. Here, we will use the expression consciousness-brain. Over the course of history and long before the concept of consciousness had been developed, discussion was in terms of the soul, or something which existed other than the material body. At that time therefore, the appropriate term was soul-body. Later, although the concept of mind-body duality was developed, this expression is wrong, because the location of the mind is not the body; mind-brain is a more suitable match. In other contexts the above-mentioned expressions may be used, especially mind-brain, but the central concept is consciousness-brain. This is symbolized in the psi-phi problem.

NeuroQuantology | June 2013 | Volume 11 | Issue 2 | Page 360-377

Keywords


mind-brain problem; psi-phi problem; dualism; monism; reductionism; consciousness

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