Problems with Materialism

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  • What gives conscious experience its particular subjective character; how cna electrochemcial events in the brain create taste, sound or feelings? - known as the problem of qualia
  • How can our words and thoughts, understood as patterns of activity in the brain, which refer to matters than can be true or false, have meaning? - known as the problem of intentionality 
  • How can we act in such a way that reflects freely made choices, which are not predetermined nor random, so that we are morally responsible for the consequences? - the problem of free will and morality
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