Narrowing the Problem Domain - Defining the Mind

What aspect of mind is the One that is necessary to be able to say that we have a mind at all? Some candidates are that we are conscious of our selves, that our minds are intentional about the world, and that we are capable of volitions as free agents.

  • Free will is a question about what nature allows us to will.
  • Intentionality is just our minds copy, or rather interpretation, of nature.
  • Consciousness of our selves is where Descartes discovered that we are more than just fictional characters in some evil spirits plot.

Our emergence is not some form of dualism, but states how complex material systems can obtain more material properties when they become complex enough in some special way.

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