Re: consciousness and self-awareness

From: Günther Greindl <>
Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2009 15:49:33 +0100


Tononi's information integration view of consciousness might fit your bill.


Paper (open access):


Brian Tenneson wrote:
> Dear Everything List,
> Tegmark mentioned in an article the idea of self-aware structures, SAS.
> He wrote that the search for such structures is ongoing, i.e., he
> postulated the existence of such structures without giving examples.
> I'm wondering if consciousness and self-awareness has been
> "mathematized" somewhere, preferably in documents I can download without
> academic affiliation / subscription.
> I'm inclined to thing agents might be a pathway to this end, as well as
> what David Wolpert is calling a device.
> Do any of the formalizations come close to being reflective of human
> consciousness? In other words a mathematical model of human consciousness?
> Thank you.
> >

Günther Greindl
Department of Philosophy of Science
University of Vienna
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