Journal of Consciousness Studies 26 (1-2):21-47 (2019)

Luis H. Favela
University of Central Florida
I claim that the integrated information theory of consciousness is a complexity science approach to consciousness. In general, complexity science investigates phenomena comprised of numerous non-linearly interacting parts, where global-scale behaviour and structures are irreducible to activities and properties of its constituent parts at local scales. I draw attention to some key features of IIT and complexity science in order to defend the claim that IIT is properly understood within the broader theoretical framework of complexity science. Doing so has the advantage of making IIT an even more compelling theory of consciousness, which has the added benefit of strengthening its ability to respond to some common criticisms.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 54,536
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness.Fallon Francis - 2016 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
The Problem with the 'Information' in Integrated Information Theory.Garrett Mindt - 2017 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 24 (7-8):130-154.
Does Integrated Information Lack Subjectivity.Janko Nešić - 2018 - Theoria: Beograd 61 (2):131-145.
What Is the Integrated Information Theory of Consciousness?Adam Pautz - 2019 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 26 (1-2):1-2.
The Emergent Structure of Consciousness (Part II).Cosmin Visan - 2017 - Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research 8 (8):628-650.
The Emergent Structure of Consciousness (Part I).Cosmin Visan - 2017 - Journal of Consciousness Exploration & Research 8 (8):604-627.


Added to PP index

Total views
4 ( #1,192,702 of 2,385,502 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #560,835 of 2,385,502 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes