Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
Jef Allbright writes:
My personal experience is that there's no paradox at all if one is
willing to fully accept that within any framework of description there
is absolutely no difference at all between a person and a zombie, but
even the most philosophically cognizant, being evolved human organisms,
will snap back to defending the existence of a 1st person point of view
even though it isn't detectable or measurable and has absolutely no
effect on the physical world.
Like quarks it's unobservable, but it is in the ontology of a model that has good empirical support. Detection and measure are often indirect.
I don't know about "no effect" on the external world. If the mental
supervenes on certain physical processes, that means that without these
physical processes there can be no mental, and without the mental there
can be no physical processes. It works both ways.
Right. Zombies may well be impossible.
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