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Vitalism/Consciousness/VsChalmers: could a vitalist not argue,...
...that life would also be added as an "additional fact" to a physically-described body as consciousness, and so could not be explained by the physical facts?
ChalmersVsVs: Vitalism comes from the doubt that physical mechanisms can cope with all those complex functions that are related to life.
But faced with all our present knowledge, the vitalist would admit that life was explained. There is not even a conceptual space for all these functions without the assumption of life.
All that the vitalist could take into account in the end would be that the functional explanation does not explain the "knowing how it is to be alive".
The Conscious Mind Oxford New York 1996
Constructing the World Oxford 2014