> > > Colin Geoffrey Hales wrote: >> >> Scientific behaviour demanded of the zombie condition is a clearly >> >> identifiable behavioural benchmark where we can definitely claim that >> >> phenomenality is necessary...see below... >> > >> > It is all to easy to consider scientific behaviour without >> > phenomenality. >> > Scientist looks at test-tube -- scientist makes note in lab >> > journal... >> >> 'Looks' with what? > > Eyes, etc. > >> Scientist has no vision system. > > A Zombie scientist has a complete visual system except for whatever > it is that causes phenomenality.since we don't > know what it is, we can imagine a zombie scientist as having > a complete neural system for processing vision. > >> There are eyes and >> optic chiasm, LGN and all that. But no visual scene. > > >> The scientist is >> blind. > > The zombie scientist is a functional duplicate. The zombie scientist > will behave as though it sees. It will also behave the same in novel > situations -- or it would not be a functional duplicate.
Oh god. here we go again. I have to comply with the strictures of a philosophical zombie or I'm not saying anything. I wish I'd never mentioned the damned word. --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.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?hl=en -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---