Tag Archives: Giulio Tononi

Consciousness and Zombies

  Common Sense Consciousness There are common-sense notions of what consciousness is about which tell us: We are consciousness when we are awake, We are not consciousness if we are asleep except when we are dreaming, People under anaesthetic are … Continue reading

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The Mind of Society

(This is the thirteenth part of the ‘From Neural Is to Moral Ought’ series and a rather abstract one at that.) 57: Social Hierarchical Agents Recall that Part 4 of this series (‘Rules, Hierarchy and Prediction’) considered the merits of ‘rule utilitarianism’ and … Continue reading

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Science, Religion and Philosophy

(This is the concluding, fourth part of the talk ‘The Science Delusion’ and follows on from: Part 1: the idea of science as a method Part 2: conventional, i.e. metaphysical, physicalism Part 3: Methodological physicalism)   18. Ante-Conclusion This is not the … Continue reading

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Phi: An Overview

Giulio Tononi’s theory of ‘Integrated Information’ has been said by Christof Koch to be ‘the only really promising fundamental theory of consciousness’. Tononi’s 2012 book ‘Phi: A Voyage from the Brain to the Soul’ provides a popular introduction to it. … Continue reading

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