Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Regarding Nonhuman Ideas

Steve Esser points to the work of Henry Stapp on quantum mechanics, consciousness and agency. As I was browsing through Stapp's works, I found the following statement (in his reply to Searle about the Pre-Life Universe):

Regarding non-human ideas it seems unlikely to me that human ideas could emerge from a universe devoid of idealike qualities. Thus I am inclined to the view that consciousness in some form must be a fundamental quality of the universe.

posted by Fido the Yak at 6:32 AM.


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