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How and Why Consciousness Arises: Some Considerations from Physics and Physiology

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We offer a scientific approach to the philosophical 'hard problem' of consciousness, as formulated by David Chalmers in this journal. Our treatment is based upon two recent insights concerning (1) the endogenous nature of consciousness and (2) the minimal thermodynamic conditions for being alive. We suggest that a combination of these insights specifies sufficient conditions for attributing feeling to being.
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Keywords: active; affect; consciousness; free energy; hard problem; inferenceMarkov blanket

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Email: [email protected]

Publication date: January 1, 2018

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