A great book (fiction) for wrapping your head around the weirder
consequences of comp is Greg Egan's Permutation City.

Terren

On Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 4:57 PM, Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be> wrote:

>> okay, let me see if I can try, If I have an affinity for it, If i find it
>> not boring, dry, trivial, far-fetched etc.
>>
>> so you are saying I can just read your paper without a extensive
>> background in math and cog-sci and comp-sci and physics and symbolic logic
>> etc.?  Is your paper what you are referring me to research or something
>> else, like some other papers, articles, books or somehting?
>
> Jason referred to Tegmark, but Tegmark is naive on math and still very
> physicalist. In particular he uses the identity mind-brain. sane04 leads
> quickly to the understanding that such an identity cannot work.  Yes, I am
> biased of course, but I think the sane04 paper is a shortcut. But the
> reading of Mind's I should help. And for the long run with Gödel,
> Hofstadter's book is rather good (but long).
> Hmm ... I have many nice books, but today books are quickly out-of-print. I
> will think.
>
> Bruno
>
> http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/
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