Can We Win the War on Science? Understanding the Link Between Political Populism and Anti-Science Politics – Populism – article

Can We Win the War on Science? Understanding the Link Between Political Populism and Anti-Science Politics

Krisztián Szabados | Populism

2019-10-26

This article argues that theories which regard the mind as merely a form of information processing are guilty of a fallacious conflation of the informational contents of consciousness with consciousness itself, with the consciousness of those contents. Such theories lie behind the thought that a consciousness could be transferred or uploaded onto a substrate other than the brain it initially occurred in. It is argued here that the ontology of information is that of a formal structure that can be instantiated in physical reality innumerable times, whereas the ontology of consciousness is that of an irreducibly singular subjective experience of being alive.

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