On Mar 9, 5:15 pm, Brent Meeker <meeke...@dslextreme.com> wrote: > On 3/9/2011 5:30 AM, 1Z wrote: > > > Zombies are not a typical example of the problems of reduction, > > they are an instance of the reduction being bought too cheaply: > > the reductive materialist presents the off-the-peg conclusion that > > consciousness > > "just is" neural firing, without filling in the explanation that > > allows > > us to see that it*must be*, so that we instead remain being able to > > see that it > > *might not* be! > > But keep in mind what counts as "explanation". In science it is really > just a model that tells us how something can manipulated.
As opposed to what? I think explanation supports modal claims. I think models do as well. If you always get a result however you manipulate a model, it's necessary within that model. If you sometimes do, it's possible. Never, impossible. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.