[ExI] Fwd: Paper on "Detecting Qualia" presentation at 2015 MTA conference

Brent Allsop brent.allsop at canonizer.com
Wed Feb 4 17:17:21 UTC 2015

Hi Stathis,

Had another thought that might help us communicate about when you said:

On 2/2/2015 8:10 PM, Stathis Papaioannou wrote:
>  What I am claiming is that if you replace a part of
>> the brain with another part that functions identically, in the sense
>> of reproducing its I/O behaviour, then all of the behaviour and all of
>> the experiences will be unchanged.

If you have a reliable system that detects real glutamate, and can never be
fooled, you will not be able to reproduce the detection of real glutamate
as reliably,  just by reproducing the detector with some other simulated
zombie I/O behavior, right?

And once you replace the real glutamate, with simulated Zombie versions
that aren't anything like the real thing, then this is clearly not the
same, would you not agree?  And you can clearly make the claim that there
is no real glutamate being detected by the simulation?

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