- Sep 28, 2020
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It all depends on what you mean by 'material' and 'immaterial'.
Things get complicated and uncertain when you get down to the fundamental physics.
If your hardware analogy is accurate then you'd be correct.
But perhaps consciousness is more like electromagnetic radio waves, and the body is a radio which converts the waves to mechanical vibrations so they can be heard. When the radio breaks, the radio waves still go on existing.
Immaterial things I would say, things that are not palpable, such as digital and psychological nature (memory, personality, etc.)
It makes no sense for the conscience to be "radio waves".
You cannot change the content that inside a radio, simple because that content is not being generated by the radio, but on the broadcaster. If I wanted to change the content of that radio I would have to ask the broadcaster.
However, it is possible to change the content that is inside the brain, simply because that's where the content is being generated.
. Brain damage does that kind of thing. A person who hits they head may lose memory, have drastic personality changes, etc.