On Fri, Aug 12, 2011 at 3:24 AM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 8/11/2011 7:14 AM, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
> In any case, I have made the thought experiment simpler by *assuming*
> that the replacement component is mechanically equivalent to the
> biological tissue. We can imagine that it is a black box animated by
> God, who makes it tickle the surrounding neural tissue in exactly the
> right way. I think installation of such a device would *necessarily*
> preserve consciousness. What do you think?
> Are you assuming that there is no "consciousness" in the black box?
That's the question: is it possible to make such a black box which
doesn't preserve consciousness?
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