Chapter 5. Rethinking the Evolution of Consciousness

  1. Max Velmans and
  2. Susan Schneider
  1. Thomas Polger

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470751466.ch6

The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness

The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness

How to Cite

Polger, T. (2007) Rethinking the Evolution of Consciousness, in The Blackwell Companion to Consciousness (eds M. Velmans and S. Schneider), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470751466.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120197

Online ISBN: 9780470751466

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Keywords:

  • evolution;
  • adaptation;
  • evolutionary theory;
  • etiology;
  • argument

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Natural History, Adaptation, and Just- So Stories

  • Questions About the Natural History of Consciousness

  • Consciousness and the Complexity Argument

  • Just- So Stories and Beyond

  • Conclusion