Is the mind the same as the body? What is consciousness? Can machines have it?
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Being which is completely bereft of or not represented by what are deemed "mental characteristics" (phenomenal presences and intelligibility of them via memory, concepts, description, etc) would not even be an exhibition of nothingness. But this does not exclude such an insentient existence from having causal powers; IOW, being the provenance of the perceptual affairs that are cognitively apprehended by putative "minds".Philosophy Explorer wrote:Is there anything that the mind conceives of that can be regarded as really existing, with respect to the mind? PhilX
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