On 09 Dec 2013, at 13:11, Roger Clough wrote:
In case you didn't get it. Consciousness is not a scientific topic
Science is not a question of topic. We can keep a scientific attitude
in all topics.
We just have to do an effort toward clarity, and remind ourselves that
theories are provisory assumptions.
Science deals only with public (communicable) knowledge.
I am half OK with this. But once we introduce an object-subject in the
picture, science can study what will not be communicable by that
subject, yet accessible to it.
Science can study scientifically what science cannot study
scientifically, in any meta-theories capable of differentiating points
of view, levels, etc.
Descriptive knowledge by the third person.
This is the province of science.
Emphases have been put on what is communicable, but computer science
can already describe the difference between computer science and
computer's computer science.
Mind and consciousness are personal (private) knowledge.
Personal experience by the first person singular.
Good. But note that here you do a third person statement *on* first
person statements. You do science on what you are telling us that
science cannot study. And computer science resolves completely that
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