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

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