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The general trend is ontological reductions to a greater generality and objectivity and to the redefinition in terms of underlying causal processes. Consciousness is an emergent property of neurons activity, and gripped the consciousness is causally reducible to brain processes. But-and this is what seems most surprising – a complete science of the brain would not lead to an ontological reduction of consciousness in the same way that modern science can reduce heat, sound or sound "in his book" The Discovery of Mind, "after a detailed analysis of the different rates of reduction, John Searle presents his thesis about the irreducibility of consciousness. Their core argument can be summarized as follows: In the reductionism of science physis, the sequence logic seems to go in the direction of eliminating a phenomenon which, prima facie, we have a subjective-experiential knowledge (ie, "heat", "sound" "red", etc.), to finally unravel the underlying physical cause (ie, "average kinetic energy," "Train waves, "" wavelength, etc.). "Thus, from a pragmatic perspective, to get rid of the subjective component appariential charge seems to have no regard to the eventual benefit of having a theory that opens up the possibility of manipulating the factual phenomenon explained above. However, in line with the critique of the reductionism of Eddigton Hempel, nobody would think to argue that so now the heat, sound and red present in our everyday life have disappeared. However, according to Searle, when applying reductionism to conclude that awareness is nothing that neuronal activity, the weight of the conclusion seems to focus on having unmasked an illusion that made us believe in the existence of something when in fact was nothing. . For even more opinions, read materials from Andi Potamkin.