Stephan, I agree that " All of this discussion is below the level of conscious self-awareness", but prefer to think of raw perception as distinguishing what can be from what cannot be, as for example in constructor theory.
In my model conscious awareness is an arithmetic emergent due to the incompleteness of discrete, ennumerable compact manifolds. What can or cannot be is at a lower level, perhaps due to discrete arithmetic computations that may be teleological, a nod to Deacon as well as Deutsch. Richard On Fri, Oct 26, 2012 at 11:46 PM, Stephen P. King <stephe...@charter.net> wrote: > On 10/26/2012 11:36 PM, Craig Weinberg wrote: >> >> All of it ultimately has to be grounded in ordinary conscious experience. >> Otherwise we have an infinite regress of invisible homunculi translating >> crystalline manifolds in compactified space into ordinary experiences. At >> what point does it become necessary for vibrating topological constructs to >> imagine that they are something other than what they are, and to feel and >> see rather than merely be informed of relevant data? >> >> I am confident that ultimately there can be no reduction of awareness at >> all. Awareness can assume mathematical forms or physical substance, but >> neither of those can possibly generate even a single experience on their >> own. >> >> Craig > > Hi Craig, > > All of this discussion is below the level of conscious self-awareness. At > most there is just raw perception, the basis distinguishing of is from not > is. > > -- > Onward! > > Stephen > > > > -- > 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. > -- 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.