On 3/8/2013 2:27 PM, Bruno Marchal wrote:
On 08 Mar 2013, at 05:37, Terren Suydam wrote:
Ah. That's above my pay grade unfortunately. But I don't think our
immediate failure to solve that problem dooms the idea that a cat's
experience of the world is explainable in terms of mechanism.
Conversely, even if we did solve it, there would still be doubts. For
the time being, comp remains for me the most fruitful assumption
about reality, such as it is. It assumes so little and opens up such
And that comp leads to problems is what makes it interesting. I use
comp like the drunk man who looks for his key under the lamp, as
elsewhere he knows he will not find it.
Comp is only a lamp.
It shows that the somber unknown is bigger than what some might think
at first sight.
What about building more lamps?
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