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PostSubject: The double-aspect theory of information   Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:59 pm

I was reading a theory of consciousness by David Chalmers were he makes an attempt at solving "the hard problem of consciousness" (Why do we have subjective feelings?) and the following struck me.

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Experience arises by virtue of its status of one aspect of information, when the other aspect is found embodied in physical processing.

It stuck me because it's something that I've been thinking about myself.

In systems theory the two basic aspects that make up everything are information and energy. Now, usually systems are looked at from a purely objective or interobjective perspective, but what if systems theory is able to explain things from the subjective side as well? What if information plays a central role in phenomenalogy?

I'm still stuggling with the idea but perhaps there's something to it?

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