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From: William Benzon
> > The problem is that you can't demonstrate why, if a brain is accompanied
> > by a mind, an electric piano wouldn't have one as well.
> > Where do you draw the line? After all, an electric piano has a kind of
> > nervous system. It has input and output.
> It has no kind of nervous system whatever.
Of course it does. Anything that links input to output is a kind of nervous
system, regardless of how primitive. Besides, your definition of mind is so
broad it would include any system that functions as a whole-- biological or
technological, nervous system or not.
If the mind is the functioning of the entire nervous system, why wouldn't the
global operation of any complex object constitute a mind? What is it that's
unique about a brain that associates it with mentality?
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