Re: Can mind be a computation if physics is fundamental?

From: Bruno Marchal <>
Date: Mon, 10 Aug 2009 11:50:12 +0200

On 10 Aug 2009, at 11:04, 1Z wrote (to Colin Hales):
> I am not sure what you are saying here. Computationalism is
> generally taken to be a claim about the mind, and is quite a
> respectable thesis

I agree

> Bruno's "comp" is something rather different and idiosyncratic

You keep saying this. This is a lie.
"comp" is the usual thesis in cognitive science. Except much weaker in
the sense that comp, as I defined it, entails all the form of comp in
the cognitive science literature (minus the *implicit* naturalist
Naturalist or weak materialist forms of comp are shown epistemological
contradictory, but this is the theorem, not the theory.

Or I am wrong? Then please comment my last answer to you. Repeating
falsities does not help anybody, and create confusions. If we
disagree, let us find on what we disagree. I have explained already
that there is no implicit assumption of platonism. Just an explicit
assumption that we can apply classical logic in the realm of numbers.
If you disagree on the fact that usual comp implies immateriality;
just say that you don't understand UDA, or that you have an objection
in UDA, and say which one.


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