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Consciousness, Complexity, and Evolution (Preprint)

Veit, Walter (2021) Consciousness, Complexity, and Evolution (Preprint). [Preprint]

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Abstract

The idea that consciousness and complexity are closely related has been a major driver of the popularity of Integrated Information Theory (IIT) of consciousness, despite its major formal, phenomenological, and neuroscientific shortcomings. Here, I argue that we can recover this intuition by replacing its biologically neutral notion of complexity with an evolutionary one that I shall dub ‘pathological complexity’.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Keywords: consciousness; complexity; evolution; pathological complexity; integrated information theory
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Depositing User: Mr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2021 00:33
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2021 00:33
Item ID: 19422
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Date: 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/19422

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