2008/11/22 Kory Heath <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > If Lucky Alice is conscious and Empty-Headed Alice is not conscious, > then there are partial zombies halfway between them. Like you, I can't > make any sense of these partial zombies. But I also can't make any > sense of the idea that Empty-Headed Alice is conscious. Therefore, I > don't think this argument shows that Empty-Headed Alice (and by > extension, Lucky Alice) must be conscious. I think it shows that > there's a deeper problem - probably with one of our assumptions.
Yes, there must be a problem with the assumptions. The only assumption that I see we could eliminate, painful though it might be for those of a scientific bent, is the idea that consciousness supervenes on physical activity. Q.E.D. > Even though I actually think that mechanist-materialists should view > both Lucky Alice and Empty-Headed Alice as not conscious, I still > think they have to deal with this problem. They have to deal with the > spectrum of intermediate states between Fully-Functional Alice and > Lucky Alice. (Or between Fully-Functional Alice and Empty-Headed Alice.) -- Stathis Papaioannou --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] 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 -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---