On 18/10/2012, at 4:12 AM, "Roger Clough" <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:

> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophical_zombie
> 
> "A philosophical zombie or p-zombie in the philosophy of mind and perception 
> is a hypothetical being 
> that is indistinguishable from a normal human being except in that it lacks 
> conscious experience, qualia, or sentience.[1] When a zombie is poked with a 
> sharp object, for example, it does not feel any pain though it behaves 
> exactly as if it does feel pain (it may say "ouch" and recoil from the 
> stimulus, or tell us that it is in intense pain)."
> 
> My guess is that this is the solipsism issue, to which I would say that if it 
> has no mind, it cannot converse with you,
> which would be a test for solipsism,-- which I just now found in typing the 
> first part of this sentence.

So if you met a computer that behaved in a human-like way you would assume that 
it had a mind?

-- Stathis Papaioannou

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