On Sat, Dec 10, 2011 at 12:23 AM, Russell Standish <li...@hpcoders.com.au>wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 09, 2011 at 12:47:32PM -0600, Joseph Knight wrote (to Bruno): > > > > Could you elaborate on the 323 principle? It sounds like a qualm that I > > also have had, to an extent, with the MGA and also with Tim Maudlin's > > argument against supervenience -- the notion of "inertness" or "physical > > inactivity" seems to be fairly vague. > > > > I discuss this on page 76 of my book. > > AFAICT, Maudlin's argument only works in a single universe > setting. What is inert in one universe, is alive and kicking in other > universes for which the counterfactuals are true. > > So it seems that COMP and single world, deterministic, materialism are > incompatible, but COMP and many worlds materialism is not (ie > supervenience across parallel worlds whose histories are compatible > with our present). > > But then the UDA shows that parallel realities must occur, and > consciousness must supervene across all consistent histories, and that > the subjective future is indeterminate. > Thanks, that makes a lot of sense. (Actually, I have read your book, but I read it before I really understood the issues at hand so I missed a lot. It's a good book, especially considering the breadth of topics it covers!) So you are saying that consciousness supervenes on the goings-on of other regions of the multiverse? -- Joseph Knight -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.