On Saturday, April 20, 2013 5:18:01 AM UTC-4, Bruno Marchal wrote:
> On 20 Apr 2013, at 02:31, John Clark wrote:
> The reason nobody has a answer to the hard problem is that nobody has
> clearly explained exactly what the problem is or what the answer is
> expected to do.
> The hard problem is only the antic mind-body problem, and what you say is
> that you don't understand it, as it happens frequently. UDA reduces that
> problem to the problem of justifying, by a FPI statistics, the belief in
> matter by some average relative universal machine/number.
> Then the qualia are explained by the logic of self-reference, like the
> quanta, but it leads to testable statictics on the quanta, so that we can
> test the comp theory theory of consciousness.
I would disagree in the sense that your definition conflates the hard
problem with the explanatory gap - which is hugely common and not a big
deal unless you are getting very specific about it. I see the difference
between my definition (which I think more or less reflects Chalmers
original intent) and the mind/body problem, is that the Hard problem is
just the aesthetic problem. Why does the mind have any aesthetic content to
begin with? What are colors and flavors doing in a computer program, or
neuronal interactions. Of course, there can never be an answer to that, in
my opinion, because I see the question is upside down. The programs and
neurons are only always within the aesthetic dream of the universe.
> John K Clark
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