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Jakob Hohwy
Monash University
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Self-evidencing describes the purported predictive processing of all self-organising systems, whether conscious or not. Self-evidencing in itself is therefore not sufficient for consciousness. Different systems may however be capable of self-evidencing in different, specific and distinct ways. Some of these ways of self-evidencing can be matched up with, and explain, several properties of consciousness. This carves out a distinction in nature between those systems that are conscious, as described by these properties, and those that are not. This approach throws new light on phenomenology, and suggests that some self-evidencing may be characteristic of consciousness.
Keywords self-evidencing  predictive processing  active inference  consciousness  self  perception
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