Le 17-mars-06, à 00:14, [EMAIL PROTECTED] a écrit :

> The argument does not show the "the > physical universe" can only emerge on an infinity of "overlapping > computations", as such. It might show this given a series of > assumptions-- that we are nothing but hardwareless computations, > that the "physical universe" is a solipsistic illusion, and so on. This means you miss the point. The only assumption is "comp" by which I mean the "yes doctor" hypothesis together with Church's thesis and a minimal amount of arithmetical realism (AR: just the idea that elementary arithmetical truth is independent of me, you ...This is different from AR+ which says that only numbers exists). The assumptions you are mentioning are part of the consequences. We can try later to isolate the precise step where you think I make those assumptions. I agree the UDA is not so simple: I introduce supplementary hypotheses to make the argument simple and modular, and then, later on, I eliminate those supplementary assumptions. Bruno http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/ --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to everything-list@googlegroups.com To unsubscribe from this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---