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Health, Consciousness, and the Evolution of Subjects

Veit, Walter (2022) Health, Consciousness, and the Evolution of Subjects. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The goal of this programmatic paper is to highlight a close connection between the core problem in the philosophy of medicine, i.e. the concept of health, and the core problem of the philosophy of mind, i.e. the concept of consciousness. I show when we look at these phenomena together, taking the evolutionary perspective of modern state-based behavioural and life-history theory used as the teleonomic tool to Darwinize the agent- and subject-side of organisms, we will be in a better position to make sense of them both as natural phenomena.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Keywords: Darwinism, health, organisms, consciousness, pathological complexity
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
General Issues > Natural Kinds
Depositing User: Dr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2022 14:04
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2023 01:01
Item ID: 21491
Subjects: General Issues > Scientific Metaphysics
Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
General Issues > Explanation
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
General Issues > Natural Kinds
Date: 2022
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21491

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