[ExI] Continuity of experience

Stathis Papaioannou stathisp at gmail.com
Sat Feb 27 04:29:30 UTC 2010

On 27 February 2010 12:28, Spencer Campbell <lacertilian at gmail.com> wrote:
> Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com>:
>> There is a vast number of possible statements like this, but we all
>> completely ignore them as meaningless (in the sense of the logical
>> positivists: though coherent, they are not analytically true nor
>> empirically true). Are we doing the wrong thing?
> Depends on what you want to accomplish.

I want to accomplish something. M, by its nature, accomplishes
nothing, since its presence or absence makes no subjective or
objecyive difference.

>> There are a lot of differences between mind scanning and sneezing, but
>> since nothing we could learn about the world makes any difference to
>> what we can know about M, none of these differences are relevant in
>> the discussion.
> Assuming there are no supernatural-paranormal events in the universe,
> as I have thus far, yes. That would be the only way that M could
> conceivably have an effect on the physical world. Almost by
> definition, really.

A supernatural or paranormal event would still have some effect on the
world. M has no effect whatsoever.

Stathis Papaioannou

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