David Gamez

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pp. 103-112

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9 pages

8. Computation Theories of Consciousness

Chapter of: Human and Machine Consciousness(pp. 103–112)
Some people believe that consciousness is linked to the execution of computations. They claim that some computations are linked to consciousness regardless of whether they are executing in a brain or a digital computer. Chapter 8 argues that computations cannot be linked to consciousness by themselves because computing is a subjective use that we make of the world. Computation theories of consciousness should be reinterpreted as physical theories of consciousness.