Topoi 39 (5):1-12 (2020)

Matthew Owen
Yakima Valley College
Neural correlates of consciousness (NCC) are neural states or processes correlated with consciousness. The aim of this article is to present a coherent explanatory model of NCC that is informed by Thomas Aquinas’s human ontology and Aristotle’s metaphysics of causation. After explicating four starting principles regarding causation and mind-body dependence, I propose the Mind-Body Powers model of NCC.
Keywords neural correlates of consciousness  NCC  consciousness  Aristotelianism  Thomism  human ontology  causation  powers  mental powers
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DOI 10.1007/s11245-018-9606-9
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