On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 7:37 AM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote: > Hi Stathis, > > Sorry, my previous email was accidentally sent too early. > > You said that if a candidate person behaves as if he > has a mind, then he does. > > That may be OK, but if a person does NOT have a mind, > ( is a zombie), then my position is that in fact he > cannot behave as one with a mind would. > > For example, he could not converse with you. > He could not tell you where or when he was born, > because having no mind, he has no memory, > and cannot understand language at all. > > So the p-zombie definition is an impossibility, > and it is a strawman argument, to begin with.
Yes, that's Dennett's position. He has called the idea of zombies "an embarrassment to philosophy". So do you agree that if a computer could converse with you like a human then it would have 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.