Re: Miscellaneous ideas, for what they're worth.

From: Eddie Edmondson <>
Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 19:48:29 -0000

Hal writes:

>Saj Malhi, <>, writes:
>> Let's try to establish a few cogent premisses. I realise you probably =
>> won't agree with them all, but I'd be interested to know why:
>> [...]
>> 2]. Consciousness is neither dependent upon nor implied by memory (a man
>> suffering from amnesia is no less conscious than a man who remembers =
>> every detail of his life).
>But someone who had no memory, who forget every event the instant it
>happened, would not seem to be conscious. At least, such a kind of
>mind is so different from my own that I would hesitate to say that it
>was conscious in the way that I am. To me, being able to have some
>continuity from moment to moment seems to be a fundamental aspect of
>my consciousness.

Ergo, consciousness is Second Law dependent

Received on Mon Feb 01 1999 - 13:23:00 PST

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