On 3/13/2010 10:55 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
OK I found it on the net:
But my comment will consist in repeating what I am always saying about
free will or free decision.
The existence of free acts has nothing to do with the fact that such
acts are determined, in advance or not.
The article, relatively to what I try to convey preaches the chore.
Given that free will is a high level self-referential ability, it
would be astonishing that the brain has not a lot of work to do, and
this including the transformation of the will into act.
Given that mechanism is my working hypothesis, the will cannot, in no
direct ways, influence any of my parts, say, at my substitution level.
"I" am emerging from billions of amoebas (neuronal cells) which got
the cables (axon), and without using drugs, I cannot interfere
deliberately on this or that specific neurons.
Also, I don't know if you have read my papers, but I do not attach
consciousness to a working brain, only to an abstract person, which
lives really in Platonia, and uses "only" its local brain to manifest
itself relatively to me with some high probability. But the
consciousness itself is attached to infinities of computations
(existing through elementary arithmetic, or combinators, etc.).
Could you explain that last. What does "attached to" mean? And is the
infinity related to quantum infinities, e.g. the infinite number of
paths in a Feynman path integral computation? or is it just the
potential aleph0 infinity of successive possible classical states?
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