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. 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 -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To post to this group, send email to email@example.com. To unsubscribe from this group, send email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list?hl=en.