“that there be duplicates of conscious beings that have absent or inverted conscious states”.
- Such functions are irrelevant to an explanation of consciousness.
- Functions are relevant to a story of consciousness; though there's something above and beyond functionality to also explain.
- Functions, neurobiology and environmental relations will tell us all we need to know about consciousness.
life = adaptation, growth, metabolism, reproduction, etc.
consciousness = mental access, control, report, self-monitoring and environmental relations, neurobiology, etc.
“held that in the case of life, unlike the case of consciousness, the only evidence we have for the phenomenon is behavioural, and that 'being alive' means exhibiting certain sorts of behaviour”.