Topic: Theories of Consciousness

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Theories of Mind and Consciousness


The goal of this topic is to build and track consensus around theories of consciousness. Everyone is invited to contribute, as we want to track the default popular consensus. There is also the “Mind Expert” canonizer people can select, so people can compare the popular consensus with the “Expert Consensus”.

We focus on bridging the Explanatory Gap to explore the qualitative nature of consciousness. We are asking the questions: “What are the physical properties of conscious experience?” Physical properties can be measured. “Can consciousness then be physically measured, tested, and observed?”

Contributors should work to describe experiments that are consistent with particular theories, and falsify competing theories.

This topic is part of the Consciousness Survey Project.

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Submitter Nick Name : Brent_Allsop
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Statement :

Theories of Mind and Consciousness


The goal of this topic is to build and track consensus around theories of consciousness. Everyone is invited to contribute, as we want to track the default popular consensus. There is also the “Mind Expert” canonizer people can select, so people can compare the popular consensus with the “Expert Consensus”.
We focus on bridging the Explanatory Gap to explore the qualitative nature of consciousness. We are asking the questions: “What are the physical properties of conscious experience?” Physical properties can be measured. “Can consciousness then be physically measured, tested, and observed?”
Contributors should work to describe experiments that are consistent with particular theories, and falsify competing theories.
This topic is part of the Consciousness Survey Project.

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Submitter Nick Name : Brent_Allsop
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Statement :

Theories of Mind and Consciousness


The goal of this topic is to build and track consensus around theories of consciousness. Everyone is invited to contribute, as we want to track the default popular consensus. There is also the “Mind Expert” canonizer people can select, so people can compare the popular consensus with the “Expert Consensus”.
We focus on bridging the Explanatory Gap to explore the qualitative nature of consciousness. We are asking the questions: “What are the physical properties of conscious experience?” Physical properties can be measured. “Can consciousness then be physically measured, tested, and observed?”
Contributors should work to describe experiments that are consistent with particular theories, and falsify competing theories.
This topic is part of the Consciousness Survey Project.

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Submitter Nick Name : Brent_Allsop
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Statement :

Theories of Mind and Consciousness


The goal of this topic is to concisely state the best theories of consciousness, and to quantitatively measure how much consensus there is for each.
The focus of this topic is on the Explanatory Gap or the phenomenal nature of what consciousness is like. Is Phenomenal redness a quality of the strawberry we are looking at? Or in other words is it a property of the initial cause of the perception process, or is it a quality of the final result of the perception process - our knowledge of such? Or is it some combination or something else different entirely?

Superiority of this Theoretical Information.


All of the participators of this survey process unanimously agree that the theoretical information being collaboratively developed through this concise, quantitative, consensus building communication process already surpasses anything coming out of the Ivory Tower and the now more than 20,000 peer reviewed publications in this theoretical field.
Redness is bad.

This topic is part of the Consciousness Survey Project.

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Submitter Nick Name : Mr. Genius
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Object Reason : Experimenting
Objector Nick Name : Mr. Genius
Statement :

Theories of Mind and Consciousness


The goal of this topic is to concisely state the best theories of consciousness, and to quantitatively measure how much consensus there is for each.
The focus of this topic is on the Explanatory Gap or the phenomenal nature of what consciousness is like. Is Phenomenal redness a quality of the strawberry we are looking at? Or in other words is it a property of the initial cause of the perception process, or is it a quality of the final result of the perception process - our knowledge of such? Or is it some combination or something else different entirely?

Superiority of this Theoretical Information.


All of the participators of this survey process unanimously agree that the theoretical information being collaboratively developed through this concise, quantitative, consensus building communication process already surpasses anything coming out of the Ivory Tower and the now more than 20,000 peer reviewed publications in this theoretical field.
Redness is bad.

This topic is part of the Consciousness Survey Project.

Edit summary : some minor tweeks.
Submitted on :
Submitter Nick Name : Mr. Genius
Go live Time :
Statement :

Theories of Mind and Consciousness


The goal of this topic is to concisely state the best theories of consciousness, and to quantitatively measure how much consensus there is for each.
The focus of this topic is on the Explanatory Gap or the phenomenal nature of what consciousness is like. Is Phenomenal redness a quality of the strawberry we are looking at? Or in other words is it a property of the initial cause of the perception process, or is it a quality of the final result of the perception process - our knowledge of such? Or is it some combination or something else different entirely?

Superiority of this Theoretical Information.


All of the participators of this survey process unanimously agree that the theoretical information being collaboratively developed through this concise, quantitative, consensus building communication process already surpasses anything coming out of the Ivory Tower and the now more than 20,000 peer reviewed publications in this theoretical field.

This topic is part of the Consciousness Survey Project.


Edit summary : some minor tweeks.
Submitted on :
Submitter Nick Name : Brent_Allsop
Go live Time :
Statement :

Theories of Mind and Consciousness


The goal of this topic is to concisely state the best theories of consciousness, and to quantitatively measure how much consensus there is for each.
The focus of this topic is on the Explanatory Gap or the phenomenal nature of what consciousness is like. Is Phenomenal redness a quality of the strawberry we are looking at? Or in other words is it a property of the initial cause of the perception process, or is it a quality of the final result of the perception process - our knowledge of such? Or is it some combination or something else different entirely?

Superiority of this theoretical Information.


All of the participators of this survey process unanimously agree that the theoretical information being developed through this concise, quantitative, consensus building communication process already surpasses anything coming out of the Ivory tower and the now more than 20,000 peer reviewed publications in this theoretical field.

This topic is part of the Consciousness Survey Project.


Edit summary : Add statement about canonizer > ivory tower.
Submitted on :
Submitter Nick Name : Brent_Allsop
Go live Time :
Statement :

Theories of Mind and Consciousness


The goal of this topic is to concisely state the best theories of consciousness, and to quantitatively measure how much consensus there is for each.
The focus of this topic is on the Explanatory Gap or the phenomenal nature of what consciousness is like. Is Phenomenal redness a quality of the strawberry we are looking at? Or in other words is it a property of the initial cause of the perception process, or is it a quality of the final result of the perception process - our knowledge of such? Or is it some combination or something else different entirely?
This topic is part of the Consciousness Survey Project.


Edit summary : Use "redness quality", instead of "phenomenal red"
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Submitter Nick Name : Brent_Allsop
Go live Time :
Statement :

Theories of Mind and Consciousness


The goal of this topic is to concisely state the best theories of consciousness, and to quantitatively measure how much consensus there is for each.
The focus of this topic is on the Explanatory Gap or the phenomenal nature of what consciousness is like. Is Phenomenal red a property of the strawberry we are looking at? Or in other words is it a property of the initial cause of the perception process, or is it a property of the final result of the perception process - our knowledge of such? Or is it some combination or something else different entirely?
This topic is part of the Consciousness Survey Project.


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Submitted on :
Submitter Nick Name : Brent_Allsop
Go live Time :
Statement : The focus of this topic is on the Explanatory Gap or the phenomenal nature of what consciousness is like. Is Phenomenal red a property of the strawberry we are looking at? Or in other words is it a property of the initial cause of the perception process, or is it a property of the final result of the perception process - our knowledge of such? Or is it some combination or something else different entirely?
This topic is part of the Consciousness Survey Project.


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Submitter Nick Name : Brent_Allsop
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Statement :
The purpose of this topic is to collaboratively develop a concise description of the most well accepted theories of consciousness in the most well accepted terminology, with an eye towards the future rather than in the traditional past. In addition to this we seek to produce a comprehensive quantitative measure of 'scientific consensus' so we can compare and contrast how well accepted each theory is in comparison to all competing theories.
We seek to utilize the 'camp structure' to find out where there is as much agreement as possible. While there are many different individualistic theories about the mind, many such theories share basic higher level and more important 'paradigms' of agreement. We seek to know, quantitatively, how much support there is for diverse paradigms or super camps, along with quantitative support information for each competing sub camp within these major paradigms. (See this camp for more information about the POV tree structure: https://canonizer.com/topic/89/2).
Scientists are making great strides in production of scientific details about how the brain works, and what it is like introspectively. The rate of progress in all these fields related to the mind is increasing at least exponentially. It is becoming ever more difficult to keep up with this ballooning body of knowledge that most would agree also includes ever larger amounts of worthless and distracting noise.
With this kind of rigorous quantitative 'canonized' data, we hope to be able to more efficiently help the best principles, theories and terminology to more efficiently stand out from all the noise in a way that is approachable by the common person. We hope to do all this in real time, with a view towards the future rather than being stuck in the past, as this demonstrable progress continues to be made at ever increasing rates.
Some people argue that we could be on the verge of making THE most significant scientific discovery of all time - which could be what and how is consciousness. We seek to collaboratively develop, track and monitor all of these 'camps', real time, as they develop, as more demonstrable scientific results continue to come in.
Everyone agrees that what is and isn't true is not a popularity contest. But very possibly, the increasing amount of scientific results will eventually demonstrate and prove to everyone which theory or 'camp' is THE ONE camp. The most definitive proof of this will be when most everyone starts to finally convert to THE ONE camp.
If this is ever achieved, surely the world will from then on be a very different place. Finally having demonstrable answers to the most difficult philosophical and religious conundrums about what we are, what we can know, and so on, will possibly be the least significant of the world changes which will be made possible following such a demonstrable scientific achievement.
One of our goals is to definitively document who will be the first members in THE ONE true camp before everyone else.


Edit summary : Robin indicated he was no longer interested in objecting to this.
Submitted on :
Submitter Nick Name : Brent_Allsop
Go live Time :
Statement :
The purpose of this topic is to collaboratively develop a concise description of the most well accepted theories of consciousness in the most well accepted terminology, with an eye towards the future rather than in the traditional past. In addition to this we seek to produce a comprehensive quantitative measure of 'scientific consensus' so we can compare and contrast how well accepted each theory is in comparison to all competing theories.
We seek to utilize the 'camp structure' to find out where there is as much agreement as possible. While there are many different individualistic theories about the mind, many such theories share basic higher level and more important 'paradigms' of agreement. We seek to know, quantitatively, how much support there is for diverse paradigms or super camps, along with quantitative support information for each competing sub camp within these major paradigms. (See this camp for more information about the POV tree structure: https://canonizer.com/topic/89/2).
Scientists are making great strides in production of scientific details about how the brain works, and what it is like introspectively. The rate of progress in all these fields related to the mind is increasing at least exponentially. It is becoming ever more difficult to keep up with this ballooning body of knowledge that most would agree also includes ever larger amounts of worthless and distracting noise.
With this kind of rigorous quantitative 'canonized' data, we hope to be able to more efficiently help the best principles, theories and terminology to more efficiently stand out from all the noise in a way that is approachable by the common person. We hope to do all this in real time, with a view towards the future rather than being stuck in the past, as this demonstrable progress continues to be made at ever increasing rates.
Some people argue that we could be on the verge of making THE most significant scientific discovery of all time - which could be what and how is consciousness. We seek to collaboratively develop, track and monitor all of these 'camps', real time, as they develop, as more demonstrable scientific results continue to come in.
Everyone agrees that what is and isn't true is not a popularity contest. But very possibly, the increasing amount of scientific results will eventually demonstrate and prove to everyone which theory or 'camp' is THE ONE camp. The most definitive proof of this will be when most everyone starts to finally convert to THE ONE camp.
If this is ever achieved, surely the world will from then on be a very different place. Finally having demonstrable answers to the most difficult philosophical and religious conundrums about what we are, what we can know, and so on, will possibly be the least significant of the world changes which will be made possible following such a demonstrable scientific achievement.
One of our goals is to definitively document who will be the first members in THE ONE true camp before everyone else.


Edit summary : Add more information about goal of topic.
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Submitter Nick Name : Brent_Allsop
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Object Reason : This is more about the canonizer than about consciousness.
Objector Nick Name : Robin Faichney
Statement : The purpose of this camp is merely to list all current theories of mind and consciousness.

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Submitter Nick Name : Michael
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