Re: computationalism and supervenience

From: 1Z <>
Date: Sun, 03 Sep 2006 17:53:09 -0700

Stathis Papaioannou wrote:

> If every computation is implemented everywhere anyway, this is equivalent to the situation where every
> computation exists as a platonic object, or every computation exists implemented on some computer or
> brain in a material multiverse.

But if implementing a particular computation depends on an observer, or
a dicitonary,
or somesuch, it is not the case that everything implements every
computation unless
it can be shown that evey dictionary somehow exists as well.

> The dynamism part can be provided by a simple physical system such as the idle passage of time.
> If you allow for parallel processing you don't need much time either. This leads to a situation whereby
> every computation is implemented by universe with a single electron

What is parallel about a single electron ?

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Received on Sun Sep 03 2006 - 20:55:01 PDT

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