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Old 05-19-2019, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by RaftPeople View Post
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't believe anyone on the planet has actually achieved anything with respect to consciousness other than exploring the pros and cons of lots of different angles (which is not to minimize the effort or intellect involved).

When you state it would overturn much of cognitive science, that sounds like something has actually been conclusively figured out.
That's a misreading of what I was saying. What I'm saying is that the blanket rejection of the computation theory of mind being advanced by HMHW would overturn many widely accepted principles of cognition that form a major underpinning of cognitive science. As Fodor has said, CTM is a powerful explanatory device that should not, however, be taken as a complete explanation for all of cognition. Nowhere in this is there any implication that we have a functional understanding of the mechanisms of consciousness. That's not what I was implying at all.