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Learning As Self-organization by Joseph S. King, Karl H. Pribram

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Reflections in Clouded Mirrors: Selfhood in Animals and Machines

Subhash C. Kak

Reflections In Clouded Mirrors: Selfhood In Animals and Machines

Subhash C. Kak

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803–5901

Technical Report 92/12 ECE-LSU December 1, 1992

Revised October 24, 1994

Abstract

This essay presents a summary of the Vedic theory of consciousness in juxtaposition with the parallel ideas of quantum mechanics and neuroscience. The ancient Vedic tradition of philosophy of consciousness that goes back to at least 2000 BC posits that analytical approaches to defining awareness or personhood end up in paradox. In this tradition one views awareness in terms of the reflection that the ...

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