What Is It Like to Be a Plant?
Calvo (Paco)
Source: Journal of Consciousness Studies, 24, No. 9–10, 2017, pp. 205–27
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  1. In this article, I explore the possibility of plant subjective awareness within the conceptual framework of Plant Neurobiology — an emerging discipline that aims to unearth the way plants perceive and act purposefully.
  2. I shall argue that 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.

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