Re: JOIN, META: Modularity and mehtodology

From: Mohsen Ravanbakhsh (
Date: Sat Feb 24 2007 - 07:36:29 MST

Yes, that was my point.
That case is quite possible; Since the argue in behalf of modularity is
strong now (e.g. J.Fodor's argument), and eliminativism somehow defends the
anti-descartian view of introspection), ..., and we can do nothing effective
and efficient about it!

On 2/24/07, Stathis Papaioannou <> wrote:
> On 2/24/07, Mohsen Ravanbakhsh <> wrote:
> My point is:
> > In the case of highly modular brain, where we don't have common
> > structures or any general pattern between modules, there's no definition of
> > Intelligence! you see?
> > Every general fact we've made up to now, becomes some superficial or
> > functional description, and since introspection wont help, we're left to
> > scrutinize the biologic architectures and so on...
> > The interesting fact here is that the intelligence becomes a wrong
> > abstraction. It has formed because of our misconception of ourselves and
> > the false belief in transparency of mind.
> Then at worst we would have to replicate the structure of the brain neuron
> by neuron, and we would have an AI (or whatever we want to call it) by brute
> force, regardless of what consciousness, intelligence etc. "really" are.

Mohsen Ravanbakhsh,

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