Re: computationalism and supervenience

From: 1Z <>
Date: Sat, 16 Sep 2006 09:48:59 -0700

Colin Geoffrey Hales wrote:
> >

> Q. What is it like to be a human? It is like being a mind. There is
> information delivered into the mind by the action of brain material which
> bestows on the human intrinsic knowledge about the natural world outside
> the the form of phenomenal consciousness. This knowledge is
> not a model/abstraction, but a literal mapping of what's there (no matter
> how mysterious its generation may seem).

What is the difference between a "model" and a "literal mapping" ?

> The zombie does not have this.

Why not ?

> Nor does the Turing machine.

> No matter how good the a-priori abstraction given by the human the UM will
> do science on its sensory feeds until it can no longer distinguish any
> effect because the senses cannot discriminate it

Don't humans have sensory limits?

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Received on Sat Sep 16 2006 - 12:49:56 PDT

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