Re: subjective reality

From: Bruno Marchal <>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2005 15:47:38 +0200

On 30 Aug 2005, at 18:01, wrote:

> Just to show you I am not mean spirited may I make the following
> suggestive question: "Could your argument be
> made on the basis of something not as drastic as YD, say a Turing
> Test type argument, which would not require
> you to take someone apart but just produce a convincing
> simulation?". Just a thought...

Perhaps I should give you my original motivation. My deeper goal has
always been to just explain that the "mind-body" problem has not been
solved. In term of the mind body problem, what I have done can be
seen as "just" a reduction of a problem into another. With the comp
hyp, I have reduced the mind-body problem to the problem of
explaining the appearance of the physical laws from arithmetic/
computer science. For this YD is needed, if only to make palpable the
relation with cognitive science.
Then I interview the machine and YD is eliminated, although we should
need to dig a little more in the technics for adding some nuances.

Received on Wed Aug 31 2005 - 09:51:18 PDT

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