Michael Egnor continues his reflections on the problem that consciousness (or mind) poses for materialistic naturalism. The materialist argues that mind is merely an epiphenomenon of matter. Mind isn't a structure, the materialist insists, it's merely a word we use to describe the function of the brain, like the word "digestion" is simply a word used to describe the function of the stomach.
Egnor maintains that the materialist position is more than just a metaphysical stance. It's a hypothesis which can, in fact, be empirically tested.
The irony is that whatever the results of the test turn out to be the materialist loses.
You can read Egnor's argument here.RLC