|Consciousness, philosophy: The experience of differences along with a knowledge about alternatives as opposed to purely automatic responses. See also intentionality, identity theory, other minds._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
Consciousness/Leibniz: can not be found in an enlarged head ("Machine") - modern variant: Office building with employees: pleasure and pain are indistinguishable.
Functionalism/Poundstone: a computer that works just like a human brain, would also have a c. - behavioral attribution - Einstein/InfeldVs: (E.g. closed pocket watch): we do not know._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
I W. Poundstone Im Labyrinth des Denkens, Reinbek 1995