On 3/31/2012 3:01 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
Comp is just the assumption that we are machine, to said it shortly.
Then it is shown as a consequence that not only we cannot neglect the
physical reality, but that we have to retrieve it from arithmetic,
without using any probabilistic *selection*. Comp is the problem, not
the solution. Only the materialist believe wrongly that comp solves
the mind problem, and *they* take matter for granted. Pretending that
comp neglects problem is contrary to the facts, because comp just
shows precisely where the problems come from (the taking granted of
the physical reality).
I wish I could feel comfortable with such a focused area so that we
can neglect all other considerations. I agree with your judgement about
materialists, but am not so sanguine about the idealist as having all
the answers. My motivations are different from yours. I am wrestling
with the ontological implications of physics and so our interests cross
in many places. I have proposed an alternative ontology theory that
appears to solve the mind-body problem without having to resort to
epiphenomena, which by your own admission infects both materialism and
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