( Proto-) Consciousness as a Contextually Emergent Property of Self-Sustaining Systems

@inproceedings{Jordan2006PC,
  title={( Proto-) Consciousness as a Contextually Emergent Property of Self-Sustaining Systems},
  author={James S. Jordan},
  year={2006}
}
The concept of contextual emergence has been introduced as a specific kind of emergence in which some, but not all of the conditions for a higher-level phenomenon exist at a lower level. Further conditions exist in contingent contexts that provide stability conditions at the lower level, which in turn afford the emergence of novelty at the higher level. The purpose of the present paper is to propose that (proto-) consciousness is a contextually emergent property of self-sustaining systems. The… CONTINUE READING
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