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The only empirical data we have about consciousness is our own personal experience of it coupled with other people's reports about their own experience. According to this, we have to make a fundamental distinction between on the one hand the quality of our subjective experience, for example the painfulness of pain, the redness of red colours etc., and on the ...


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We humans only experience a single direction, the increasing entropy direction. I'm not convinced that that's true or even meaningful. That is, every time we see a glass of water with ice cubes, we expect to only have experiences of the ice melting. "Expect" implies that you don't know what will happen, i.e., you don't remember it. That we ...


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I think that's fair. In a block universe the question is shifted from why time exists, to why the experiences we associate with time exist. And laying down memories is an entropic process, it involves the spreading out not concentrating of information - the 'movement' backwards in time is literally impossible to remember. The time-reversal of antiparticles ...


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In other words can we create consciousness which is based on living Russell paradox? Yes, we can . Some theories of consciousness , for example, theory of consciousness as extrinsic information geometry by Karl Friston can be used to create Artificial Consciousness. Friston's theory is connected with noncommutative probability, Markov blanket theorems and ...


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The problem of subjective experience is best divided into two very different questions. First, whether subjective experience exists; and second, if it does, how to explain it in terms of something else and then what. Many people who seem to be what I call "hardcore materialists" simply deny that subjective experience exists. One way they do that is ...


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Based on the comments, the word you were looking for is supervene, or supervenience.


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I would link ethics to consciousness, through intersubjectivity, with the mirror neurons needed for learning by copying, leading to empathy, & principles like The Golden Rule, and the Categorical Imperative, and also underpinning the extended human capacities for communication. Discussed here: Is the Categorical Imperative Simply Bad Math? :) But, ...


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We don’t know. This is the unavoidable conclusion. The famous thought experiment is the China brain thought experiment. There are many responses to this, arguing both sides. It also depends on which school of thought you believe in – behavioralism, functionalism, eliminative materialism, dualism, etc. We need to know more about consciousness, artificial ...


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