On Saturday, September 29, 2012 2:14:34 PM UTC-4, stathisp wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 28, 2012 at 1:49 PM, Craig Weinberg 
> <whats...@gmail.com<javascript:>> 
> wrote: 
> > The spark plugs don't fire in response to the will of the driver, the 
> brain 
> > does. This isn't magic, this is the ordinary process by which we 
> participate 
> > in the world in every waking moment of our lives. It is not the same. 
> > Building a car that you can drive with your mind is one thing, building 
> a 
> > car that can predict where you want to drive to next month is completely 
> > different. 
> But the atoms in the food I ate for dinner that will be incorporated 
> into my brain don't know what I'm going to do next month. All they 
> have to do is behave like every other carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen etc. 
> atom in the universe. Whatever my brain does, it does it with those 
> interchangeable components. 

At the level in which there are interchangeable components, there is no 
brain. At the level at which we can describe a brain, the context is a 
whole living organism. Your view conflates what I call the micro-impersonal 
level with higher impersonal levels and the perceptual frame of impersonal 
representations with the perceptual frame of personal presentations.


> -- 
> Stathis Papaioannou 

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