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Criteria for an effective theory of consciousness and some preliminary attempts.

Coward, L Andrew; Sun, Ron

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In the physical sciences a rigorous theory is a hierarchy of descriptions in which causal relationships between many general types of entity at a phenomenological level can be derived from causal relationships between smaller numbers of simpler entities at more detailed levels. The hierarchy of descriptions resembles the modular hierarchy created in electronic systems in order to be able to modify a complex functionality without excessive side effects. Such a hierarchy would make it possible to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/78883
Source: Consciousness and Cognition
DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2003.09.002

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