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FQXi Administrator Josh Hoffman wrote on Dec. 30, 2021 @ 21:32 GMT
We analyze the implications of the closure of the physical for experiments in the scientific study of consciousness when all the details are considered, especially how measurement results relate to physical events. It turns out that the closure of the physical implies that no experiment can distinguish between two theories of consciousness that obey this assumption. Therefore, the closure of the physical is incompatible with scientific practice. This conclusion points to a fundamental flaw in the paradigm underlying most of the experiments conducted to date.



Keywords: #Consciousness #Mathematical_Models_of_Consciousness #Kleiner #Closure_Of_The_Physical

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