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Zen and the Art of Explaining the Mind [Review of Shanahan M. (2010) Embodiment and the Inner Life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds. Oxford University Press.]

Zen and the Art of Explaining the Mind [Review of Shanahan M. (2010) Embodiment and the Inner Life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds. Oxford University Press.]
Zen and the Art of Explaining the Mind [Review of Shanahan M. (2010) Embodiment and the Inner Life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds. Oxford University Press.]
The “global workspace” model would explain our performance capacity if it could actually be shown to generate our performance capacity. (So far it is still just a promissory note.) That would solve the “easy” problem. But that still would not explain how and why it generates consciousness (if it does). That’s a rather harder problem.
consciousness, robotics, global work space, neural nets, feeling, Turing test, explanation, causality, mind/body problem
Harnad, Stevan
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Harnad, Stevan (2011) Zen and the Art of Explaining the Mind [Review of Shanahan M. (2010) Embodiment and the Inner Life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds. Oxford University Press.] International Journal of Machine Consciousness (IJMC)

Harnad, Stevan (2011) Zen and the Art of Explaining the Mind [Review of Shanahan M. (2010) Embodiment and the Inner Life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds. Oxford University Press.] International Journal of Machine Consciousness (IJMC)

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The “global workspace” model would explain our performance capacity if it could actually be shown to generate our performance capacity. (So far it is still just a promissory note.) That would solve the “easy” problem. But that still would not explain how and why it generates consciousness (if it does). That’s a rather harder problem.

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Submitted date: 2011
Additional Information: [Book review of Shanahan M. (2010) Embodiment and the Inner Life: Cognition and Consciousness in the Space of Possible Minds. Oxford University Press.]
Keywords: consciousness, robotics, global work space, neural nets, feeling, Turing test, explanation, causality, mind/body problem
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/271843
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Date deposited: 24 Dec 2010 13:24
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:38

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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