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Unformatted text preview: sciousness (for example build robot w/ conscious awareness). Consciousness can be reduced down to
the most basic neural events of the brain. What is Consciousness?!
Perspectives from all ﬁelds of study/ Theoretical perspectives on consciousness and free will:!
Determinism: that the universe and everything in it are governed by causal laws and are
the mind, if we could understand them to their
predictable, including human behavior and all aspects of the mind. Human behavior andpredict everything we do. That consciousness isfull extent,
we would be able to
hardwired into our brain. Chaos: all complex systems have random variations that creates dynamic instability, which means
Can also be very deterministic and reductionistic, but has an added that processes can be deterministic and unpredictable at the same time.component.. When you have 2 bodies that interacting w/ each other there
are random variable that occurs in a complex systems that creates some
dynamic instability. Basically saying that the mind could be determinalistic,
but in a unpredictable way. Quantum Theory: establishes that events at the sub-atomic level are probabilistic and not deterministic, which means that different universal laws may apply to different levels of
to observe the things that we see out in the world, it can
natural laws. Once you look
organization. Comes fromno longer If you wererules are no longer deterministic, but instead probabilistic, all becan have 2 via causalany one time. Consciousness at thejust be on a different
level of organization Emergence: is the arising of a new structure, with a new level of organization and new properties,
that occurs during the self-organization of a complex system, and the resulting system is not obvious
ﬁelds like engineering that study complex systems. Can have properties that emerge from
from the properties of the individual parts. Uses info fromindividual parts or components. Just like trafﬁc that occurs on the freeway, is an emergencethese systemsall theis
not evident as
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