Stephen Paul King wrote: > Hi Stathis, > > A question : Is is incorrect of me to infer that the psychological > criterion of personal identity discussed in Shoemaker's book and, by your > statement below, used by a predominance of members of this list is one that > treats conscious self-awareness as an epiphenomena arrising from a Classical > system and that it is, at least tacitly, assumed that quantum effects have > no supervenience upon any notion of Consciousness? > While I welcome the rejection of notion of "Souls" which are in > principle non-verifiable, could we be endulging in meaningless chatter about > computerizing consciousness if we do not first determen that consciousness > is a purely classical epiphenomena? After all we are repeatedly told that it > is the classical view of the Universe and all within it is a theory long ago > refuted. > There's no inconsistency between the universe being quantum mechanical, while human thought processes are essentially classical. The classical world emerges from the quantum in the limit of large action.
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