Chalmers' principle of organizational invariance makes consciousness fundamental but meaningless spectator of its own drama

Publication Year:
2004
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http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1702
Author(s):
Georgiev, Danko
preprint description
It is argued that if consciousness is a fundamental ingredient of reality then no any psychophysical law such as Chalmers' principle of organizational invariance is needed to keep coherence between experience and function (conscious action). Indeed Chalmers' proposal suggests epiphenomenal consciousness and is regress to a nineteenth century absurd philosophy. The quantum mechanics is the most successful current physical theory and can naturally accommodate consciousness without violation of physical laws.