Consciousness: Don't Give up on the Brain (2010). In Pierfrancesco, B., Kiverstein, J., & Phemister, (Eds.) The Metaphysics of Consciousness: Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement, 67. (pp. 263-284).
AbstractIn the extended mind literature, one sometimes finds the claim that there is no neural correlate of consciousness. Instead, there is a biological or ecological correlate of consciousness. Consciousness, it is claimed, supervenes on an entire organism in action. Alva Noë is one of the leading proponents of such a view. This paper resists Noë’s view. First, it challenges the evidence he offers from neuroplasticity. Second, it presses a problem with paralysis. Third, it draws attention to a challenge from the existence of metamers and visual illusions.
This volume is a collection of papers from a conference organized at the University of Edinburgh to honor the work and philosophical legacy of Timothy L. S. Sprigge (1932-2007). (Obit here.)
Thanks, also, to my friend Leemon McHenry, for the invitation to participate in this event. Leemon (R), Fred Adams (L), and I (C) were colleagues together years ago at Central Michigan University. It was great to catch up, especially in Edinburgh!