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Author Aron Barco wrote on Mar. 3, 2017 @ 17:29 GMT
Essay Abstract

In this article we explore the relationship between intentionality, mathematics, and natural laws. We argue that natural laws expressed in a mathematical language can not be the cause of our intentionality. Moreover, we propose two problems that must be solved by any theory that explains human intention.

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Aron Barco is a postgraduate researcher in Philosophy at the University of Southampton. His thesis studies and expands some insights from Wittgenstein's remarks on the foundations of mathematics to resolve Benacerraf's Dilemma. Yafet Sanchez Sanchez obtained his Phd in Mathematics from the University of Southampton in January, 2017. The subject of his thesis is a characterisation of singularities in general relativity.

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Joe Fisher wrote on Mar. 8, 2017 @ 17:37 GMT
Dear Drs. Aron Barco and Yafet Sanchez Sanchez [,

Please excuse me for I have no intention of disparaging in any way any part of your essay.

I merely wish to point out that “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955) Physicist & Nobel Laureate.

Only nature could produce a reality so simple, a single cell amoeba could deal with it.

The real Universe must consist only of one unified visible infinite physical surface occurring in one infinite dimension, that am always illuminated by infinite non-surface light.

A more detailed explanation of natural reality can be found in my essay, SCORE ONE FOR SIMPLICITY. I do hope that you will read my essay and perhaps comment on its merit.

Joe Fisher, Realist

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Satyavarapu Naga Parameswara Gupta wrote on Mar. 9, 2017 @ 06:34 GMT
Nice essay Barco,

Your ideas and thinking are excellent on Cognitive sciences and AI. Some of the good words I am quoting below…

1. Perhaps if we program a weak AI with enough conditionals (if A then B), it could learn how to respond to all inferential connections that govern our use of language.

2. The first may be called doxastic intentionality, as it is related to what...

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Willy K wrote on Mar. 22, 2017 @ 08:45 GMT
Hi Barco/Sanchez

I think you are correct in identifying the two questions that are necessary for solving the issue of human intentionality. The two questions suggested by you parallels the latter two of the three phase transitions suggested in the essay of Mohapatra.

Although the domain of extrinsic intelligence (Constitutional nation state) may be far removed from that of intrinsic intelligence (brains), there may be some minor commonalities between the two that allows my essay to also suggest a possible solution.

In order to do this, Sentience is being understood as Constitutional Democracy and Normativity is being understood as the technological prowess of the nation state. If that is assumed to be true, then the nine stage model in my essaycould offer a way to solve the sentience and normativity problems in two stages. First, there is a seven stage model within the nine stages (fourth and seventh levels are dropped) that creates Constitutional Democracy (parallels sentience) and then the two dropped levels are added back to the model to create the technological prowess of the nation state (parallels normativity).

I really liked your essay. I am rating it highly. Perhaps, I should also clarify that I expect the brain to be completely different from the Constitutional nation state in almost all respects other than what is discussed above.

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