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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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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.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Georgiev, Danko
Keywords: consciousness, epiphenomenalism, causality, quantum principles
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Psychology
Depositing User: Danko Georgiev
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2004
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:12
Item ID: 1702
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1702

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