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.

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