On 02 Sep 2012, at 13:17, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 10:39 AM, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com
That implies that T-cells need a feeling to guide them not to kill
cells. That H2O needs a feeling to guide it not to dissolve non-polar
molecules. If you believe in functionalism, then all feeling is a
metaphysical epiphenomenon. I think the opposite makes more sense -
everything is feeling, function is the result of sense, not the
around. T-cells do feel. Molecules do feel. How could it be any
Panpsychism is not inconsistent with functionalism. David Chalmers is
a functionalist and panpsychist.
To use this as argument, you have to convince us that David Chalmers
I already provide evidence that he is not.
In case he is consistent, then, as a human being having a complexity
close to you and me, you cannot prove consistently that he is
You are using an inconsistent argument per authority here.
Also, what is "pan" in panpsychism?
His physicalist computationalism is already inconsistent with its own
Like its dualist interpretation of Everett was inconsistent with
Everett monistic motivation to abandon the collapse. Not sure he still
defend that view though.
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