On 5 October 2013 15:25, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
>> The question is whether swapping out part of the system for a
>> functional equivalent will change the qualia the system experiences
>> without changing the behaviour. I don't think this is possible, for if
>> the qualia change the subject would (at least) notice
> That's the point I find questionable. Why couldn't some qualia change in
> minor ways and the system *not* notice because the system doesn't have any
> absolute memory to which it can compare qualia. Have you ever gone back to a
> house you lived in as a small child? Looks a lot smaller doesn't it.
If a normal brain does not notice changes or falsely notices changes
then a brain with functionally identical implants will also fail to
notice or falsely notice these changes.
>> and say that the
>> qualia have changed, which constitutes a change in behaviour.
>> Therefore, the qualia and the behaviour are somehow inextricably
>> linked. The alternative, that the qualia are substrate dependent,
>> can't work.
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