I propose a four-category Cartesian spectrum that contains most, if not all, the extant theories of the origin of consciousness. This spectrum consists of four broad philosophical descriptions that help us organize the various theories of consciousness along lines of non-divine to divine (aka naturalism to non-naturalism) and along the lines of continuous to discontinuous (aka non-interventionist to interventionist). I give examples of each, ultimately favoring Nagel’s view of Discontinuous Divine Influence (aka interventionist non-naturalism).
"Categorizing the Complexity of the Origin of Consciousness,"
Dialogue & Nexus: Vol. 2
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.acu.edu/dialogue/vol2/iss1/4