• Paco

    Calvo

    Professor of Philosophy of Science, Minimal Intelligence Lab, University of Murcia, specialising in philosophy of cognitive science; plant neurobiology and ecological psychology

    I explore the possibility of plant subjective awareness... Plants lack none of the functional structures that are supposedly needed, and so we have no scientific reason to exclude the possibility that they have evolved different structures that underlie their own subjective experiences… It is not the inability to communicate, but the lack of understanding of their inner doings until we open a window to their wonderful world, in this case thanks to time-lapse photography. The plant, before we time-lapsed it, resembled pretty much a locked-in syndrome patient that cannot blink and flag that she is mentally alive.

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10 - 14 October 2019

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