Re: Objective Meaning Must Exhibit Isomorphism

From: Stathis Papaioannou (
Date: Sun Mar 09 2008 - 20:36:37 MDT

On 10/03/2008, Lee Corbin <> wrote:

> In your very appropriate terminology Monday = {Si...Sj} and
> Tuesday = {Sm...Sn}, but while S(j-1)->Sj is characterized
> by information flow, that's not true of Sj ->Sm, unless either
> j = m (as in one of your hypotheses), or somehow Sm really
> is computed someway from Sj.

I understand what you're saying, but how could the machine "know" if
Sj ->Sm is the result of an operator who is aware of what he is doing
or a child that just happens to twiddle the right knobs? A central
idea in the theory of computation is that the substrate and mechanics
of its implementation is irrelevant. If you drop that idea you may as
well say that only brand name neurons are capable of consciousness.

Stathis Papaioannou

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