Beyond the Doubting of a Shadow
Penrose (Roger)
Source: Psyche, 2(23), January 1996
Paper - Abstract

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Introduction (Full Text)

Replies To:

  1. Bernard J. Baars1: Can physics provide a theory of consciousness?
  2. David J. Chalmers2: Minds, machines, and mathematics
  3. Solomon Feferman3: Penrose's Gödelian argument
  4. Stanley A. Klein4: Is quantum mechanics5 relevant to understanding consciousness?
  5. Tim Maudlin6: Between the motion and the act….
  6. John McCarthy7: Awareness and understanding in computer programs
  7. Daryl McCullough8: Can humans escape Gödel?
  8. Drew McDermot9t: Penrose is wrong
  9. Hans Moravec10: Roger Penrose's gravitonic brains

Contents:
  1. General remarks
  2. Some technical slips in Shadows
  3. The central new argument of Shadows
  4. The "bare" Gödelian case
  5. Gödel's "theorem-proving machine"
  6. The issue of errors
  7. The "unknowability" issue
  8. AI and MJC
  9. Mathematical Platonism
  10. What has Gödel's theorem to do with physics?
  11. How could physics actually help?
  12. State-vector reduction
  13. Free will
  14. Some remarks on biology
  15. What is consciousness?

Comment:

Response to reviews of "Penrose (Roger) - Shadows of the Mind"; Link (Defunct).



In-Page Footnotes

Footnote 1: See "Baars (Bernard) - Can Physics Provide a Theory of Consciousness? A Review of Shadows of the Mind by Roger Penrose".

Footnote 2: See "Chalmers (David) - Minds, machines, and mathematics. A Review of Shadows of the Mind by Roger Penrose".

Footnote 3: See "Feferman (Solomon) - Penrose's Gödelian argument. A Review of Shadows of the Mind by Roger Penrose".

Footnote 4: See "Klein (Stanley A.) - Is quantum mechanics relevant to understanding consciousness? A Review of Shadows of the Mind by Roger Penrose".

Footnote 6: See "Maudlin (Tim) - Between the motion and the act.... A Review of Shadows of the Mind by Roger Penrose".

Footnote 7: See "McCarthy (John) - Awareness and understanding in computer programs. A Review of Shadows of the Mind by Roger Penrose".

Footnote 8: See "McCullough (Daryl) - Can humans escape Gödel? A Review of Shadows of the Mind by Roger Penrose".

Footnote 9: See "McDermott (Drew) - Penrose is Wrong. A Review of Shadows of the Mind by Roger Penrose".

Footnote 10: See "Moravec (Hans) - Roger Penrose's gravitonic brains. A Review of Shadows of the Mind by Roger Penrose".


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