It is shown that falsification is especially problematic for theories of consciousness since the field’s reliance on report or behavior to infer conscious experiences implies such independence, so this fragility affects many contemporary theories of Consciousness.Expand

An axiomatic definition of a generalized IIT which has IIT 3.0 of Tononi et al., as well as the Quantum IIT introduced by Zanardi et al. as special cases is provided.Expand

An account of what warrants mathematical representation of phenomenal experience is given, a general mathematical framework that takes into account consciousness’ epistemic context is derived, and which mathematical structures some of the key characteristics of conscious experience imply are studied.Expand

Recently, it has been claimed that Integrated Information Theory and other theories of its type cannot explain consciousness ("unfolding argument"). We unravel this argument mathematically and prove… Expand

The theory of causal fermion systems is an approach to describe fundamental physics. Giving quantum mechanics, general relativity and quantum field theory as limiting cases, it is a candidate for a… Expand

Causal variational principles, which are the analytic core of the physical theory of causal fermion systems, are found to have an underlying Hamiltonian structure, giving a formulation of the… Expand

We demonstrate how the key notions of Tononi et al.'s Integrated Information Theory (IIT) can be studied within the simple graphical language of process theories, i.e. symmetric monoidal categories.… Expand