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by Ginkgo
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:03 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 13847

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

I am not exactly sure what type of argument King is developing but I think the following argument is where we are headed. Is it logically possible{not actually) to have a human being that is exactly the same as us in every way, yet lacking conscious experience, sentience, qualia, soul? If we can es...
by Ginkgo
Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 13847

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

There is a resonant consciousness which belongs to the original of the species which cannot be replicated . ... Care to explain what this "resonant consciousness" is? John Gray has written some very interesting material ,about transference of cognition and he concludes that there are certain qualit...
by Ginkgo
Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:07 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 13847

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

I'll go with David Chalmers on this one. Him being an Aussie and all of that. David Chalmers refers to phenomenological consciousness as, 'the hard problem' and cognitive consciousness as, 'the easy problem' The easy problems are those that are directly susceptible to the standard methods of cogniti...
by Ginkgo
Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:10 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 13847

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

So what of robots? Will there ever be a machine that is conscious. That is to say, a machine that has experience, or is experience only reserved for humans?
by Ginkgo
Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:41 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 13847

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

This 'error' is the essence of his metaphysics (should we chose to categorise the ToF as such), so he can't get off the hook, nor should we try to make excuses for him. This is only an error is retrospect and works inside the intellectual milieu of his time. The endemic assumption he is inevitably ...
by Ginkgo
Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Robots vs Humans The War to Come
Replies: 71
Views: 13847

Re: Robots vs Humans The War to Come

Perhaps Plato is making 'a category error' when he postulates his theory of Forms. Gilbert Ryle gives us an example of this when he tells the story of a son showing his parents the University he is about to attend. He shows he parents a number of colleges, libraries, playing fields, scientific depar...
by Ginkgo
Sun May 13, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Philosophy of Language
Topic: Language
Replies: 18
Views: 5595

Re: Language

As a programmer I am quite a bit frustrated having to learn new languages all the time that all do basically the same thing. Now I am aware that new features do occur and sometimes it is better to rewrite the language for efficiency improvements and yet it all seems like same old same old - loops, ...