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Defending the Pathological Complexity Thesis

Veit, Walter (2023) Defending the Pathological Complexity Thesis. [Preprint]

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In this article, I respond to commentaries by Eva Jablonka, Simona Ginsburg, and David Spurrett on my target article ‘Complexity and the Evolution of Consciousness’, in which I have offered the first extended articulation of my pathological complexity thesis as a hypothesis about the evolutionary origins and function of consciousness. My reply is structured by the arguments raised rather than by authors and will offer a more detailed explication of some aspects of the pathological complexity thesis.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Veit, Walterwrwveit@gmail.com0000-0001-7701-8995
Keywords: biological complexity; consciousness; hedonic valence; animal consciousness; teleonomy; evolution of consciousness
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Action
Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Comparative Psychology and Ethology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Depositing User: Dr. Walter Veit
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2023 19:26
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2023 01:07
Item ID: 21628
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Action
Specific Sciences > Biology
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Evolutionary Psychology
Specific Sciences > Biology > Evolutionary Theory
Specific Sciences > Biology > Function/Teleology
Specific Sciences > Complex Systems
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Psychology > Comparative Psychology and Ethology
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science > Consciousness
Specific Sciences > Medicine > Health and Disease
Date: 2023
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/21628

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