Russell Standish wrote:

> On Tue, Aug 22, 2006 at 01:18:06PM -0000, 1Z wrote:
> >
> > That is an interesting point. However, a computation would have to be
> > associated
> > with all related branches in order to bring all the counterfactuals (or
> > rather
> > conditionals) into a single computation.
> >
> >  (IOW treating branches individually would fall back into the problems
> > of the Movie approach)
> >
> > If a computation is associated with all branches, consciousness will
> > also be
> > according to computationalism. That will bring on a White Rabbit
> > problem with a vengeance.
> Not really, as conscious experience is only associated with one
> branch,

Why ?

> but multiple branches are needed to have any conscious
> experience at all.

I don't see why.  According to computationalism,
consciousness supervenes on a computation, or multiple computations.

According to the "many worlds" answer to the counterfactual problem,
one comuputation corrsponds to many branches. So consciousness
must correspond to multiple branches.

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