Re: Self without body

From: Ricardo Barreira (
Date: Thu Mar 01 2007 - 15:43:18 MST

We can have the same software on a robot, of course...

For me, a similar but more interesting question is - can a brain be
intelligent without the body? Or in other words, is brain emulation
sufficient for human level intelligence?


On 3/1/07, Mohsen Ravanbakhsh <> wrote:
> We're talking about (supper)human software programs.
> They certainly need a self.(Do they?)
> For us the source of this self seems to have its root in having a body. At
> least this is a (semi?)biological claim, according to which the primitive
> parts of the spectrum of self emerges from the feeling of unity behind a
> body.
> Would a software have this self? (It's a software it can not have a body...)
> And as a more fundamental question: what is our philosophical direction
> about the mind-body problem? and for what kinds of assumptions still we can
> see a future for construction of (supper)humans.
> --
> Mohsen Ravanbakhsh,

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