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Lok-Chi Chan
National Taiwan University
Andrew James Latham
University of Sydney
Abstract
Lewtas [2017] recently articulated an argument claiming that emergent conscious causal powers are impossible. In developing his argument, Lewtas makes several assumptions about emergence, phenomenal consciousness, categorical properties, and causation. We argue that there are plausible alternatives to these assumptions. Thus, the proponent of emergent conscious causal powers can escape Lewtas’s challenge.
Keywords emergentism  laws of nature  mental causation  qualia  categorical properties
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