>Fair enough, I do make assumptions about what you believe consciousness to >be - something along the lines of what Russell has said: a sequence of >related thoughts in time.
Well, I would say an atemporal set of branching and fusing consistent observer moments (worlds). And I see consciousness as the way a machine, from its 1-person perspective, feels his unconscious inductive infernce of its own consistency. Time, space, matter are first person construct from machines embedded and defining that atemporal set. The 'real' structure (with our without measure) should be extracted from the self-reference logics. But yes, there are relationship with Russel, Levy, and others (with you too, BTW). >As for suffering and other emotions: If you'd read my paper, you would find >the quote: "Mere suffereing exists, but no sufferer is found" - Buddhaghosa, >VISUDDHIMAGGA; (The Path Of Purification), 5th Century AD I do have read your paper. (it's one of the reason I quote Buddha). So you accept the existence of suffering, but not of the sufferer. I guess you accept consciousness exists, but not the existence of the suffering person. OK, but that is a different problem (less grave) and we have discussed it in our old posts-exchange where I pretend only a person can be conscious. Bruno