T. Bolognesi, F. Caporali, L. Galleni, S. Procacci, and A. Rizzacasa: "In There a Hierarchical Consciousness? Individual, Social and Cosmic Consciousness"
In this contribution, the authors do not intend to give a positive or negative answer to the question of whether there is a hierarchical consciousness, but they want to suggest a methodology that can help in the process of assessing this question. The methodology they suggest is the systems methodology, which is a methodology of enquiry with both scientific and philosophical foundations. The systems methodology provides general knowledge outcomes that can be applied for representing consciousness an input/output process. With this model of representation, consciousness can be investigated as an ongoing process where both the external and internal contexts are part of the process and determine the outcome.
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