The Biological Evolution of Consciousness

Authored by: Corey J. Maley , Gualtiero Piccinini

The Routledge Handbook Of Consciousness

Print publication date:  March  2018
Online publication date:  March  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138936218
eBook ISBN: 9781315676982
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Human beings have consciousness, and some other organisms may have consciousness too. Organisms and their traits are products of biological evolution. This chapter is about how consciousness might have evolved, and why.

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