The place of the mind in nature

Joseph Agassi*

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Naturalism is the idea that no divine intervention was necessary for the earthly appearance of life and of consciousness. In a most general mode, it says quite generally, however physical science describes the inanimate world, it must allow for the generation of life and consciousness. This is the anthropic principle. To find out how did life or minds emerge we need a general theory of emergence. Within the Popper-style nomological deductive model, this is impossible.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKarl Popper's Science and Philosophy
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783030670368
ISBN (Print)9783030670351
StatePublished - 19 Jul 2021


  • Mind
  • Nature
  • Science


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