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David Gamez

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pp. 43-68

Print Length

25 pages

4. The Measurement of Consciousness

Chapter of: Human and Machine Consciousness(pp. 43–68)
Scientists measure consciousness through first-person reports, which raises problems about the reliability of first-person reports, the possibility of non-reportable consciousness and the causal closure of the physical world. The fourth chapter addresses these issues by making assumptions that explain how consciousness can be measured. First, we need to identify the systems that we believe are conscious. Then we need to make other assumptions to ensure that consciousness can be accurately measured in these systems