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From Aristotle to John Searle and Back Again: Formal Causes, Teleology, and Computation in Nature

The richly eclectic Ed Feser has brought my attention to his latest paper. If you don’t know Ed’s work or at least his blog (as well as his popular writings), … 507 more words

Philosophy Of Mind

very readable paper “The Ghost in the Quantum Turing Machine” and one of your blogs where you discuss these issues (http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/?p=1951).  One of the limitations with computationalism is that no one quite understands what exactly it means to implement a computation.

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Are rocks conscious?

Consider a rock outside somewhere.  It sits there, starting off in the morning in a certain state.  The sun comes out and proceeds to warm it up.   1,665 more words

Philosophy