[ExI] The Robot Reply to the CRA
gts_2000 at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 29 15:36:07 UTC 2010
> > Before I answer this message, Stathis...
> > I picked up a copy of _Rediscovery of Mind_. Chalmers
> quoted Searle out of context, just as I suspected. Searle
> considers three different versions of the silicon brain
> thought experiment and does not endorse of any of them. In
> the first version the chip-brain works fine (the extropian
> pipe dream), in the second the relationship between mind and
> behavior is broken (Chalmers quotes a part of this) and in
> the third version the patient retains a mental life but
> becomes paralyzed.
> > Just three sentences before the Chalmers quote, Searle
> adamantly rejects the notion that chips can duplicate the
> causal powers of neurons. He explains the different versions
> of the thought experiment only by way of bringing attention
> to some important ideas in the philosophy of mind. More
> I don't have access to the book and would be interested in
> the actual quote.
Would you like me to scan the relevent pages and email them to you?
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