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.

Brent Meeker

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