On 14/08/2011, at 1:14 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:

>> In the recent posts I do not propose any theory of consciousness, I am
>> just interested in whether consciousness would be preserved if I had
>> my brain replaced with artificial components. If the answer is "yes"
>> that still does not explain why we are conscious at all or how
>> consciousness is generated.
> "Preserved" is ambiguous.  If you mean "unchanged" then I don't think the 
> argument shows that, since the replacement part has some part of 
> consciousness associated with it which could be different even though the 
> interface with the biological part is perfectly replicated for almost all 
> possible input/output.

The replacement part could have a separate consciousness associated with it but 
it must still leave the consciousness of the brain unchanged if it replicates 
the I/O behaviour at the interface.

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