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Are MUH and IIT compatible

IIT is essentially a flavor of physical monism. It presupposes that what we typically think of as the mental--consciousness--is a manifestation of a physical state. That, in itself, is not unusual. It'...
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Can minds be uploaded in computers?

There are several different issues here: (1) It it possible in principle to scan your brain and create a mechanism of some sort that would completely duplicate your behavior? (2) If you could do (1) ...
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Methods for telling how another creature is feeling

I see the Private Language argument as the best way to dismiss solipsism, and to establish that truly private experiences are not coherent - though considering non-social adaptively intelligent ...
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Methods for telling how another creature is feeling

The octopus is probably quite a good model. It is included among the sentient creatures in the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, which states that; “The absence of a neocortex does not appear ...
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What does "theory of mind" mean in the context of this paper?

Theory of Mind is a concept in developmental psychology, in which a baby or toddler realizes that objects can have a point of view, intentions, and plans. It is generally discussed as a "theory of ...
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What do philosophers mean when they say language has a psychological reality?

Devitt summarizes and defends his claims here. He makes the following distinctions: Distinguish the theory of a [linguistic] competence from the theory of its outputs/products or inputs. Distinguish ...
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What is the "object of knowledge" in Buddhist theory of mind?

Without more context, it might be open to other interpretations, but here's an attempt to characterize the phrases in the scope of Western philosophy of mind. In a general sense, I would say that the ...
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What is the best reason to object a pure theory-theory of mind reading (one that relies exclusively on a folk psychological theory)?

The theory-theory (or theory of mind) is generally considered a successful (even indispensable) theory throughout history, such as contemporary functionalist Jerry Fodor. The pure TT hinges on the ...
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Are MUH and IIT compatible

MUH states that the ontological representation of reality IS mathematics. IIT on the other hand accepts the traditional view that consciousness is grounded on physical matter, but instead of trying to ...
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What is the "object of knowledge" in Buddhist theory of mind?

As succinctly put here: purifymind.com (2nd paragraph) Another way of saying this is that objects do not exist independently from consciousness; and there can't be any consciousness without objects. ...
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What is the "object of knowledge" in Buddhist theory of mind?

It refers to what knowledge is about. If you imagine that knowledge is a light that we can shine upon parts of the Universe, then the objects are those things caught in its beam.
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What is the "object of knowledge" in Buddhist theory of mind?

I guess this is a rephrasing of Wittgenstein where he talks about the picture theory of language Wittgenstein claims there is an unbridgeable gap between what can be expressed in language and what ...
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Consciousness and computation

See James A. Reggia: The rise of machine consciousness: Studying consciousness with computational models. Neural Networks 44 (2013) 112–131 - The paper surveys some of the currently discussed models ...
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Can minds be uploaded in computers?

In Science Fiction and in principle? Yes. In practice? No. The problem is not that you would need to simulate every neuron in the person's brain and all of the sensory input it receives from the ...
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Can minds be uploaded in computers?

Answer stitched together from original comments of the OP as best I could, quoting directly without edits (except typos): The physical state of my brain gives me consciousness. A simulated physical ...
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Can minds be uploaded in computers?

Anything thing can be done in principle, so long as one is comfortable with a certain amount of magical thinking. But with respect to mind emulation, there are (as best I can see) several obstacles ...
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Methods for telling how another creature is feeling

It is not possible to tell something objective about the "feelings" of a non-human entity due to multiple reasons. First, the concept of feeling is the result of a set of subjective experiences. Even ...
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