On Sun, Jan 6, 2019 at 8:20 AM Philip Thrift <cloudver...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Of course *physical, chemical, biological, psychical, sociological *laws
> (to run the spectrum) are all human inventions.
> The questions are about how these laws interrelate (and terms like *emergence,
> reduction, downward causation* are used).
> In terms of processing, I distinguish *experience processing* from 
> *information
> processing.*
> https://codicalist.wordpress.com/2018/10/14/experience-processing/
> https://codicalist.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/material-semantics-for-unconventional-programming/
>From the above page:

 But suppose there was hardware that supported experiential functionality
as well. Programs in a language with experiential modalities could execute
“for real” in that computing substrate, as opposed to the
informational-only supporting hardware.

*The connection between experience (phenomenal material consciousness) and
truth (experiential modal logic) would be that it is possible for there to
be different kinds of consciousness via alternative material substrates.*

What does this imply for philosophical zombies? ([1
<https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/fdEWWr8St59bXLbQr/zombies-zombies>], [2
Are they possible within your theory?

Are you familiar with Chalmer's fading and dancing qualia thought
experiment? [4 <http://consc.net/papers/qualia.html>]
What does your theory predict regarding the behavior and experience of a
biological brain being replaced with some *information-only* hardware?


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