Re: computationalism and supervenience

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 09:45:59 +1000

On Sun, Sep 03, 2006 at 03:03:02PM +0200, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> Then Maudlin reintroduces the unused parts, the Klaras, which
> reintroduces the counterfactual correctness, WITHOUT ADDING any comp
> relevant physical activity (if not, it would mean the level is
> incorrect(*)). So comp + physical supervenience (phys-sup) would force


> (*) This explains also why, AT THIS STAGE, to move on a physical
> multiverse would not help (Russell's Standish move), unless it makes US
> non computable, but that would be equivalent to abandoning both comp
> and the quantum (given that quantum mechanics is quantum turing
> emulable).

I don't understand this, for in a Multiverse Klara is no longer an
inert system. Maudlin's argument relies on Klara being inert, or so I


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