Bennett and Hacker: Village Idiots or Philosophers?

AlphaOmega2004 OmegaZero2003 at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 12 10:15:56 EST 2004


"Eray Ozkural exa" <erayo at bilkent.edu.tr> wrote in message
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> "AlphaOmega2004" <OmegaZero2003 at yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> > I agree.
> >
> > One point though - there is a philosophical position that memory is a
> > regenerative process.  That is, once the appropriate NCC's are activated
> > (becoming the casual agent for the personal experience of a memory), the
> > memory is regenerated from those processes each time. Aeach time they
> > regenerate, the processes that accept the memory process inputs *are*
the
> > content of consciousness proper.
> >
> > This avoids the content-match conundrum (athe notion that sub_personal
> > processes cannot match personal_experential processes) posited by Noe et
al
> > in the current Journal Of Consciousness Studies.
> >
>
> OK, but I don't see how that position is philosophical. :)

The philosophical question is whether there are neural correlates at all (in
the sense that Cog. Neuro. has defined them) and if so,in principle, *can*
they be content-match correlates, and if so, just what kind of
content-matching is being acheived by the NCs?

Note that there are subtle refinements/alternative_compositions of the
content-matching schema.

>
> Cheers,
>
> --
> Eray Ozkural





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