Pete Carlton writes:

> On Dec 8, 2006, at 7:48 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> > Then I am not sure if this is really related with Quentin Anciaux's
> > idea that he feels located in his head.
> > The idea that we are in our head ... is in our head!
> >
> Another way of saying that, is that we have the urge to utter and  
> endorse sentences like "I feel located in my head" - but the  
> explanation of this urge is not necessarily "I am located in my head,  
> and I want to give an honest report of that".  I'm not convinced that  
> there is a "1st person" fact of the matter whether "I" am in W or M.

It's a strange thing, but we're not "really" located anywhere in the physical 
universe. We assume, probably correctly, that our consciousness-generating 
mechanisms are in our skulls receiving sensory input on the planet Earth, but 
we would have just the same experiences if our bodies were telepresence robots 
or if we were constructs in an appropriately configured virtual reality. There 
is no necessary connection at all between where the information processing 
physically occurs and where, from the inside, it seems to occur.

Stathis Papaioannou
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