The analyses Ingarden had carried out of relatively isolated systems are important from the point of view of the ontology of mind as they lead to a precise description of the form and the mode of existence of consciousness within the multilevel structure of human existence and in a broader context of the causal structure of the physical world. Ingarden's position regarding the form and mode of existence of consciousness and the role of relatively isolated system in the structure of human being is compatible with the results of contemporary research within the general systems theory, dynamical systems theory and cognitive neuroscience. Still, in many respects it exceeds their findings. The account of consciousness as a relatively isolated system leads to rejection of the main assumptions of the transcendental (in a Husserlian sense) philosophy of mind and becomes compatible with the interdisciplinary research programme dealing with the analysis of the systemic nature of a human being and his mental dimension.
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