Sum ergo cogito ? Symbolic situated-consciousness?

Sheldon Klein (sklein@CS.WISC.EDU)
Mon, 1 Jul 1996 19:22:14 -0500

JS Cook III said
>>> I can understand from this that, suitably analyzed, "free will" is
>>> a relic of "folk psychology," but not "consciousness." Is there
>>> some real reason for linking them?
>>> (Cogent points, BTW)

SKlein replied
>>Can you make the 'suitable analysis' explicit?
>>I sometimes tell my classes that,
>> "People don't think- they just think they think."
>>A decade ago, this was good for smiles all around.
>>Now, to my dismay, it's taken seriously.

To which JS Cook III
>If you were to qualify that statement by adding "Some" at the beginning, I
>don't see why it shouldn't be taken seriously. Maybe the students of a decade
>ago took it literally and the students of today are supplying the missing

Alas, I am dismayed-- I thought I was answering your question.