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As a sort of side-note: I think that there is an important distinction between the emergence of a property (such as subjective experience) due to an exact physical arrangement, compared to an approximate physical arrangement. So even if ‘your brain’ creates ‘your subjective experience’, it seems quite reasonable to assume that ‘a brain’ would create ‘a ...


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If we do, as I assume you do, have subjective experiences then whether they are astronomically unlikely or not, they occur, whatever the truth or otherwise of physicalism. Astronomical unlikelihood is no more relevant in this case than the astronomical unlikelihood of human life emerging or occurring in our galaxy. Both subjective experiences and human life ...


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seems like empiricism, because you say that the senses "are the only source of truth" Empiricists claim that sense experience is the ultimate source of all our concepts and knowledge seems, broadly speaking, like a representational theory of consciousness, because you say that consciousness is a "modelling of what is being observed" Like public, ...


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If one assumes that human choices are the result of an optimization algorithm as one would find running in an automated logic machine where what is "most rewarding" is optimized, one would expect the machine and the human to make the same choices. However, such machines run on completely formal, "explicit knowledge" rather than "tacit knowledge". Further ...


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In 1936, Alan Turing gave the definition of computation which is still in use today. His model of computation has come to be known as a Turing machine (TM). Turing proved that there is a problem, namely the Halting problem, that no TM can possibly solve. Any AI using current technology is a practical implementation of a Turing machine; and is subject to ...


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