Re: The problem of cognitive closure

From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (
Date: Fri Mar 16 2001 - 17:49:13 MST

Mitchell Porter wrote:
> So, start again, with models involving
> bundles of qualia; these are the monads...
> Now I don't know how to translate that into
> Bayesian reasoning. But how much is a solution
> to the hard problem of qualia worth?

You translate it into Bayesian reasoning by explaining how our Universe
would behave differently if the qualia-monads (*cough*philotes*cough*)
were replaced by simple particles. You perform the translation by
explaining how the subjective qualities of the monads make their way into
large-scale nervous system phenomena such as my verbal thoughts and the
motor actions producing these keystrokes.

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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence

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