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Consciousness, philosophy: The experience of differences along with a knowledge about alternatives as opposed to purely automatic responses. See also intentionality, identity theory, other minds.

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Consciousness / Evolutionary Epistemology / EE / Vollmer: Problem: if mind is explained evolutionarily, and the identity theory is presupposed, then the physical advantage is sufficient: we do not need a spirit. -> Epiphenomenalism. - I 110 but according to the identity theory the mind is not a byproduct. - Processes with internal aspect rather also differ physically from those without inner aspect. ((s) > Fechner?).
II 95
Consciousness / evolution / VollmerVsAnthropic Principle: the question why it had to lead to the formation of consciousness is based on a misconception: it did not have to happen.


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Vo I
G. Vollmer
Die Natur der Erkenntnis Bd I Stuttgart 1988

Vo II
G. Vollmer
Die Natur der Erkenntnis Bd II Stuttgart 1988


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