Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

Aspect: perspective from which an object or a problem is considered. Problematic when aspects, views, perspectives are objectified. They are not part of the object, but consist in the relation to the object.
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Chalmers, David
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David Chalmers
Aspects I 130
Aspects/Consciousness/Physical/Psychological/Chalmers: Some people object, consciousness could simply be a different aspect of the physical, as the evening star and morning star are aspects of the Venus.
ChalmersVs: we must ask, is the phenomenal aspect contained in the physical? If so, we have a kind of materialism that we have already disproved because of the lack of logical supervenience. If not, then the phenomenal aspect provides merely contingent facts beyond the physical, and this leads to a further kind of property dualism.
I 288
Aspects/Chalmers: a principle of the two aspects of consciousness (phenomenal/physical) does not yet secure by itself that the structure of the psychological awareness is projected onto the conscious experience.
Solution: we must show that the physical information space (> information/Chalmers) is a space to which the two-aspect principle applies.
In any case, the two-aspect principle is compatible with the principle of organizational invariance (> invariance principle) because a system realizes an information space by virtue of its functional organization.

Cha I
The Conscious Mind Oxford New York 1996

Cha II
D. Chalmers
Constructing the World Oxford 2014

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-27