Biology & Philosophy

, 33:13 | Cite as

Can we make sense of subjective experience in metabolically situated cognitive processes?

Article

Abstract

In “Mind, matter and metabolism,” Godfrey-Smith’s objective is to “develop a picture” in which, first, the basis of living activity in physical processes “makes sense,” second, the basis of proto-cognitive activity in living activity “makes sense” and third, “the basis of subjective experience in metabolically situated cognitive processes also makes sense.” show that he fails to attain all three of these objectives, largely owing to the nature and modularization of metabolism.

Keywords

Godfrey-Smith Metabolism TCA cycle Mitochondria Mind Brain Subjective experience 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Duke UniversityDurhamUSA

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