Re: Number and function for non-mathematician

From: Russell Standish <>
Date: Thu, 6 Jul 2006 16:51:30 +1000

The position you state is functionalism. COMP also assumes that the
physical state you speak of is emulable by a Turing machine.

On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 11:36:00AM -0700, George Levy wrote:
> Bruno Marchal wrote:
> > Hi Norman,
> >
> > Le 20-juin-06, à 04:04, Norman Samish a écrit :
> >
> >
> > I've endured this thread long enough! Let's get back to something
> > I can understand!
> >
> My background is more engineering and physics than mathematics and I do
> share some of Norman misgivings. Some of it has to do with terminology.
> For example the term "COMP hypothesis" does not carry any information.
> Would it be more appropriate to rename it as an invariance, equivalence
> or conservation law? For example would it be appropriate to call it
> "invariance of consciousness with (change in physical) substrate?"
> George
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