On 9/14/2012 6:46 AM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
On 13 Sep 2012, at 13:53, Roger Clough wrote:
Again, if my daughter is human, why would she want to marry a robot ?
She wants a talking doll I suppose. Probably needs a shrink.
No. She just want to marry Jim. It is nice guy. She is glad that he
survived the brain transplant. She does not consider him as a robot,
but as a fully human being, just with new clothes.
If you believe this is impossible, it means either that you believe
that Jim's mind, cannot be Turing emulable, which is a metaphysical
stance, and you can't impose it to your daughter, or that he is a zombie.
From her point of view, you behave like a racist, which judge people
from the character of their body, and throw their souls and
subjectivity in the trash.
You are the one telling your daughter that Jim is "nothing but" a
bunch of metallic and silicon. She *knows* Jim, and recognize him
through the transformation. You can't know that she is wrong, do you?
Dear Bruno and Roger,
I am with Bruno here. What we are is not "just" the body.
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