RE: Evil ? (was: Hypostases (was: Natural Order & Belief)

From: Stathis Papaioannou <>
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2006 20:11:42 +1100

Jef Allbright writes:

> My personal experience is that there's no paradox at all if one is
> willing to fully accept that within any framework of description there
> is absolutely no difference at all between a person and a zombie, but
> even the most philosophically cognizant, being evolved human organisms,
> will snap back to defending the existence of a 1st person point of view
> even though it isn't detectable or measurable and has absolutely no
> effect on the physical world.

I don't know about "no effect" on the external world. If the mental supervenes
on certain physical processes, that means that without these physical processes
there can be no mental, and without the mental there can be no physical processes.
It works both ways.

Stathis Papaioannou
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