On 07 Oct 2012, at 12:32, Alberto G. Corona wrote:

Hi Roger:

... and cognitive science , which study the hardware and evolutionary psychology (that study the software or mind) assert that this is true.

Partially true, as both the mainstream cognitive science and psychology still does not address the mind-body issue, even less the comp particular mind-body issue. In fact they use comp + weak materialism, which can be shown contradictory(*).




The Kant idea that even space and time are creations of the mind is crucial for the understanding and to compatibilize the world of perceptions and phenomena with the timeless, reversible, mathematical nature of the laws of physics that by the way, according with M Theory, have also dualities between the entire universe and the interior of a brane on the planck scale (we can not know if we live in such a small brane).

OK. No doubt that Kant was going in the right (with respect to comp at least) direction. But Kant, for me, is just doing 1/100 of what the neoplatonists already did.



I donĀ“t assume either if this mathematical nature is or not the ultimate nature or reality

Any Turing universal part of it is enough for the ontology, in the comp frame. For the epistemology, no mathematical theories can ever be enough. Arithmetic viewed from inside is bigger than what *any* theory can describe completely. This makes comp preventing any text to capture the essence of what being conscious can mean, be it a bible, string theory, or Peano Arithmetic. In a sense such theories are like "new person", and it put only more mess in Platonia.




Probably the mind (or more specifically each instantiation of the mind along the line of life in space-time) make use a sort of duality in category theory between topological spaces and algebraic structures (as Stephen told me and he can explain you) .

Many dualities exist, but as I have try to explain to Stephen, mind and matter are not symmetrical things if we assume comp. The picture is more that matter is an iceberg tip of "reality".

Eventually matter emerge from dreams coherence conditions. Dreams are just the first person view on the relevant computations which exists by elementary arithmetic.




For the perception of time or for the ordering of past events in time since future events are unknown due to the increasing entropy, the mind would make use of another mathematical structure with a relation of order.

I agree, and N = {0, s(0), s(s(0)), ... } is quite enough, at least with the addition and multiplication laws. You can define the order by the order relation x < y, that you can define for example by Ez(x + z = y & ~(z = 0)). That order is enough to define the order of the computational steps in any computations.

With computationalism, physics is *literally* entirely reducible to computer science (= number theory or combinator theory), in a sense similar to the fact that current biology is literally reducible to chemistry, itself reducible to physics. Note that computer science refers to number crunching and syntactical manipulations, but also to the many semantics of programs and computations, like Scott denotational semantics, or like those derived from mathematical logic (self-reference theory, model theory, Curry-Howard isomorphism, etc.).

Here, the use of self-reference makes it possible to explain the *whole* of physics: that is the quanta *and* the qualia together, and why they seems (and are) different. All universal numbers, when looking inward, find that same universal qualia-quanta distinctions. Note this makes comp testable, as you can compare the quanta behavior found by machine introspection with what we can observe, and in that sense, we can say that QM-without-collapse is quite an ally, up to now, to the comp postulate. Newton physics, once assessed, would have violate the comp theory.

Bruno


(*) http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/publications/SANE2004MARCHALAbstract.html


2012/10/6 Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net>


http://www.friesian.com/kant.htm


Kant's "Copernican Revolution"

" Kant's most original contribution to philosophy is his "Copernican Revolution," that, as he puts it, it is the representation that makes the object possible rather than the object that makes the representation possible. This introduced the human mind as an active originator of experience rather than just a passive recipient of perception. Something like this now seems obvious: the mind could be a tabula rasa, a "blank tablet," no more than a bathtub full of silicon chips could be a digital computer. Perceptual input must be processed, i.e. recognized, or it would just be noise -- "less even than a dream" or "nothing to us," as Kant
alternatively puts it.  "
.

Roger Clough, rclo...@verizon.net
10/6/2012
"Forever is a long time, especially near the end." -Woody Allen


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Subject: Re: A "grand hypothesis" about order, life, and consciousness




On Friday, October 5, 2012 7:05:06 AM UTC-4, rclough wrote:


So it is reasonable to define life as that which can produce order
out of chaos" *. Since at least higher living beings
also possess consciousness, my "grand" hypothesis is that

life = consciousness = awareness = producing order out of chaos.


I agree Roger. I would add to this understanding however, a logarithmic sense of increasing quality of experience.

human experience = consciousness > animal experience = awareness > microbiotic experience = sensation > inorganic experience = persistence of functions and structures.

I would not say producing order out of chaos because I think that chaos is not primordial. Nonsense is a mismatch or attenuation of sense, not the other way around. Order cannot be produced from chaos unless chaos implicitly contains the potential for order...which makes the production of orderly appearance really just a formality.

Craig

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