On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 12:05 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 2/21/2012 8:32 AM, Terren Suydam wrote:
>> So if Mary is not conscious in the deterministic scenario, she is a
>> zombie. The only way to be consistent with this conclusion is to
>> insist that the substitution level must be at the quantum level.
>> If OTOH she is conscious, then consciousness does not require 1p
> But is it really either-or? Isn't it likely there are different kinds and
> degrees of consciousness. I'm not clear on what Bruno's theory says about
> this. On the one hand he says all Lobian machines are (equally?) conscious,
> but then he says it depends on the program they are executing.
I'm not too keen on 'partial zombies'. Partial zombies admit full
zombies, as far as I'm concerned.
The idea that consciousness depends on the program a UM executes is
the point of this thought experiment. The idea that consciousness
itself depends on a multiplicity of computational paths going through
the current computational state is what I'm questioning.
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