Bruno Marchal writes:

> > The other sticking point is, given computationalism
> > is right, what does it take to implement a computation? There have 
> > been arguments
> > that a computation is implemented by any physical system (Putnam, 
> > Searle, Moravec)
> > and by no physical system (Maudlin, Bruno Marchal).
> 
> 
> 
> OK. To be sure Maudlin would only partially agree. Maudlin shows (like 
> me) that we have:
> 
> NOT COMP or NOT PHYSICAL SUPERVENIENCE

That sentence summarises the problem pretty well. We have to agree that there 
is this dichotomy before proceeding further, and I don't think most 
computationalists do. 

Stathis Papaioannou
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