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Consciousness evolving

Author: James H Fetzer
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, Pa. : John Benjamins Pub., ©2002.
Series: Advances in consciousness research, v. 34.
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A collection of stimulating studies on the past, the present, and the future of consciousness, Consciousness Evolving contributes to understanding some of the most important conceptual problems of our time. The advent of the modern synthesis together with the human genome project affords a platform for considering what it is that makes humans distinctive. Beginning with an essay that accents the nature of the  Read more...
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Consciousness evolving.
Amsterdam ; Philadelphia, Pa. : John Benjamins Pub., ©2002
(DLC) 2002016363
(OCoLC)48796300
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James H Fetzer
ISBN: 0585461244 9780585461243 1588111083 9781588111081 9789027297907 9027297908
OCLC Number: 52715991
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 251 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Prologue : Turing indistinguishability and the blind watchmaker / Stevan Harnad --
Part I: Natural consciousness --
Consciousness, adaptation and epiphenomenalism / Tom Polger, Owen Flanagan --
The function of consciousness / David Cole --
Sensations and grain processes / George Graham, Terry Horgan --
Part II: Special adaptations --
Evolution, consciousness, and the language of thought / James W. Garson --
Why did evolution engineer consciousness? / Selmer Bringsjord, Ron Noel --
Nothing without mind / Stephen Clark --
Part III: Artificial consciousness --
The emergence of grounded representations : The power and limits of sensory- motor coordination / Stefano Nolfi, Oraxio Miglino --
Ago Ergo Sum / Dario Floreano --
Evolving robot consciousness : The easy problems and the rest / Inman Harvey --
Epilogue : The future with cloning: On the possibility of serial immortality / Neil Tennant.
Series Title: Advances in consciousness research, v. 34.
Responsibility: edited by James H. Fetzer.

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A collection of stimulating studies on the past, the present, and the future of consciousness, Consciousness Evolving contributes to understanding some of the most important conceptual problems of our time. The advent of the modern synthesis together with the human genome project affords a platform for considering what it is that makes humans distinctive. Beginning with an essay that accents the nature of the problem within a behavioristic framework and concluding with reflections on the prospects for a form of immortality through serial cloning, the chapters are divided into three sections, w.

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