Death of a Gedanken Creature

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Paper describing a thought experiment in which a hypothetical creature created by a computer program inhabits a simple universe consisting of itself, food, and predators. As this creature "dies" it "internally" experiences these environmental features independent of their actual presence. More evolved hypothetical creatures generate novel forms of "inner" experiences as they "die." Applying these results to humans suggests an "internal" genesis of near-death experiences.

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149-166 p. ; 23 cm.

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Thaler, Stephen L. Spring 1995.

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Paper describing a thought experiment in which a hypothetical creature created by a computer program inhabits a simple universe consisting of itself, food, and predators. As this creature "dies" it "internally" experiences these environmental features independent of their actual presence. More evolved hypothetical creatures generate novel forms of "inner" experiences as they "die." Applying these results to humans suggests an "internal" genesis of near-death experiences.

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149-166 p. ; 23 cm.

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  • Journal of Near-Death Studies, 13(3), Human Sciences Press, Spring 1995, pp. 149-166

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  • OCLC: 14781775 | External Link
  • ISSN: 0891-4494
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 88-648131
  • Library of Congress Control Number: sn 86-2701
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc799355

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  • Publication Title: Journal of Near-Death Studies
  • Volume: 13
  • Issue: 3
  • Pages: 149-166

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The Journal of Near-Death Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed journal devoted to the field of near-death studies. It is published on a quarterly basis by the International Association for Near-Death Studies. The Journal began publication in 1982 under the name Anabiosis which was changed to its current title in 1986 with the start of Volume 6.

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Journal of Near-Death Studies, Volume 13, Number 3, Spring 1995

Quarterly journal publishing papers related to near-death experiences, including research reports; theoretical or conceptual statements; expressions of a scientific, philosophic, religious, or historical perspective on the study of near-death experiences; cross-cultural studies; individual case histories; and personal accounts of experiences or related phenomena.

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Thaler, Stephen L. Death of a Gedanken Creature, article, Spring 1995; New York, New York. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc799355/: accessed November 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .