[extropy-chat] cryonicist living life in reverse
stathisp at gmail.com
Wed Mar 14 11:38:48 UTC 2007
On 3/14/07, Eugen Leitl <eugen at leitl.org> wrote:
As to Putnam, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilary_Putnam does not
> strike me as an impressive accomplishment track.
> So, how many angels can dance on the head of a pin? And did Adam
> really have a navel? Can God really make a rock larger than she
> could lift?
As the cited article describes, Hilary Putnam originated functionalism and
multiple realisability in philosophy of mind, justification for the idea
that you can swap your brain for an appropriately configured digital
computer and remain conscious and the same person. That you seem to take
this theory as a given is a tribute to his work, of sorts.
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