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Chalmers' principle of organizational invariance makes consciousness fundamental but meaningless spectator of its own drama

Georgiev, Danko (2004) Chalmers' principle of organizational invariance makes consciousness fundamental but meaningless spectator of its own drama. [Preprint]

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Abstract

It is argued that if consciousness is a fundamental ingredient of reality then no any psychophysical law such as Chalmers' principle of organizational invariance is needed to keep coherence between experience and function (conscious action). Indeed Chalmers' proposal suggests epiphenomenal consciousness and is regress to a nineteenth century absurd philosophy. The quantum mechanics is the most successful current physical theory and can naturally accommodate consciousness without violation of physical laws.

Commentary on:Chalmers, David J. (1995) Facing Up to the Problem of Consciousness. [Journal (Paginated)]
Item Type:Preprint
Keywords:The hard problem, Chalmers' principle of organizational invariance, epiphenomenalism, causality
Subjects:Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:3548
Deposited By:Georgiev, Danko
Deposited On:06 Apr 2004
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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