Canadian Journal of Philosophy 6 (March):127-138 (1976)

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In “Physicalism and the Evolution of Consciousness” Roland Puccetti argues that the simultaneous isomorphism between mental and physical events required by the identity theory confers no selective advantage on organisms manifesting it, and in consequence is rendered at least implausible, if not simply false, by the theory of natural selection. We shall try to show that his arguments are defective.
Keywords Biology  Consciousness  Evolution  Life  Matter  Physicalism  Science  Puccetti, R
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DOI 10.1080/00455091.1976.10716983
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