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Quantity of experience: brain-duplication and degrees of consciousness

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If a brain is duplicated so that there are two brains in identical states, are there then two numerically distinct phenomenal experiences or only one? There are two, I argue, and given computationalism, this has implications for what it is to implement a computation. I then consider what happens when a computation is implemented in a system that either uses unreliable components or possesses varying degrees of parallelism. I show that in some of these cases there can be, in a deep and intrigu...

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10.1007/s11023-006-9036-0

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Journal:
MINDS AND MACHINES
Volume:
16
Issue:
2
Pages:
185-200
Publication date:
2006-05-05
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EISSN:
1572-8641
ISSN:
0924-6495
URN:
uuid:07739219-a7f5-473a-8056-4169b6777d92
Source identifiers:
67690
Local pid:
pubs:67690

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