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What is consciousness, /his/? David Chalmers BTFO'ing

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What is consciousness, /his/?

David Chalmers BTFO'ing materialism:

>No explanation given wholly in physical terms can ever account for the emergence of conscious experience.

>...It will ultimately be given in terms of the structural and dynamical properties of physical processes, and no matter how sophisticated such an account is, it will yield only more structure and dynamics. While this is enough to handle most natural phenomena, the problem of consciousness goes beyond any problem about the explanation of structure and function, so a new sort of explanation is needed.
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A human sees the origin and misinterprets their senses, leading them to believe that the origin is somehow contingent on a single human body.
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>be conscious your entire life
>learn some theory that reality is non-conscious
>omg consciousness is such a mystery lolololol

materialism is cuk theory
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>>309565
fuck off Berkeley
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>>309575
>consciousness, literally the most miraculous and inexplicable thing conceivable
>its just action potentials lmfao
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Who /solopist/ here? Anyone but me?
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>>309652
Wouldn't that be a pointless question to ask if you were genuinely a solipsist?
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What is the prime definition of consciousness?
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>>309656
How do I know you exist and aren't a figment of my imagination? In all likelihood, "you" are a metaphysical construct of my own imagination that there is a consciousness beyond my own. Prove to me that you are conscious, robot.
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>>309674
I can't prove squat. I was just saying that if you genuinely believe that reality is a creation of your mind that asking if someone else is a solipsist would be pointless, as nobody but you believes anything in such a state of affairs since there is nobody but you.
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>>309686
Solipism is the final stage of Autism
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>>309674
reality is infinitely vaster and more sublime than your puny imagination. if you're a genuine solipsist then you can lay claim to shakespeare's works as being your own, which is fucking ridiculous unless you assume you really are some transcenden god-mind existing outside of reality, which is unfalsifiable and therefore meaningless to talk about to be honest
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These are pretty good summaries of the current theories and ideas about it.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0054582
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p005464j

Although Ted Honderich is a douchebag.
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