Thanks for your assent on this. I am sure that CT and AR are needed,
at some point, for your really outrageous
conclusions. But I am sure you agree that they cannot save them if the
"Yes doctor" presumption can be shot
down by itself. Right? This would save me from having to read through
your Dovetail-Lob etc... argument which
is probably way above my head!
We obviously move in very different circles because I was taught by
very stubborn old strong AI types and cognoscendi
cognitivists and I have never heard anyone argue for something like
that YD hypothesis! But as you have conceded no one
needs it to defend the old-fashioned materialist functionalism credo
that you (and I) do not subscribe to anyway.
But I will wait for your other comments.
(New Brunswick, NJ)
From: Bruno Marchal <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Wed, 17 Aug 2005 19:48:35 +0200
Subject: Re: subjective reality
I must leave my office, and I let you know just my first impression of
your last post. First I hope you will accept my apologies for having
skip unintentionally your demand for my hypotheses.
> I am saying this because I actually think that it is the real >
interesting and original part of your proposal and it does not
> need those two other huge "body guards" which I happen to be friends
I can say yes. Nevertheless, the "bodyguards" will appear necessary
when you go through the reasoning at some point. Actually most computer
scientist who does not want to abandon physicalism after the reading of
my reasoning, does abandon comp under the form of abandoning the
Arithmetical Realism (AR) part of it!
Few abandon the YES doctor part (curiously enough).
None, until now, abandon Church thesis, but it *is* a logical way out.
But I will comment more carefully your post tomorrow. I will just
print it now.
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