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Table Of Contents

1.1 What Is This Paper About?
1.1.1 Why Discuss These Matters?
1.2 What Is This Paper Not About?
1.3 A Few Technicalities
2. Bostrom’s Simulation Argument
2.1 The Bland Indifference Principle
2.2 Reconstructing the Simulation Argument
3. Could Computers Be Conscious?
3.1 Functionalism
3.1.1 Functional Reduction
3.1.2 Can All Mental States Be Functionally Reduced?
3.1.3 Multiple Realizability Revisited
3.2 Non-Reductive Physicalism
3.2.1 The Problem of Downward Causation
3.2.2 Quantum Physics and Mental Causation
3.3 The Chinese Room
3.3.1 The Systems Reply
3.3.2 Duplication or Simulation?
4. What Do We Know About Ourselves?
4.1 Evidence Against the Simulation Hypothesis
4.2 Can We Trust Perceptual Appearances?
5. Brains in Vats vs. Minds in Simulations
5.1 Putnam’s Brains
5.1.1 Semantic Externalism
5.1.2 Why ‘I Am a Brain in a Vat’ Is False
5.1.3 ‘I Am a BIV’ Is False, But Still I Could Be a BIV
5.2 Bostrom’s Sims
5.2.1 English or Sim-English?
6. Concluding Discussion
6.1 Consciousness in Computers
6.1.1 Levels of Reality
6.2 Evaluating the Credence of the Simulation Hypothesis
6.3 Could it Be True?
6.4 Conclusion
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Somo los humanos una simulación que alguien hace?
Somo los humanos una simulación que alguien hace?

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