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In episode 239 of the Parker's Pensées Podcast, I'm joined for the third time by Dr. Josh Rasmussen. This time we talk about some philosophical constraints on creating consciousness. We discuss patternist and computational theories of the mind and Josh explains why structure alone isn't sufficient for creating consciousness. Check the time stamps for the specifics. Grab Josh's Book, Who Are You Really? here to support my podcast: https://amzn.to/44bhIVN Check out more from Josh here: https://www.youtube.com/@WorldviewDesignChannel Join my channel to get access to perks: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYbTRurpFP5q4TpDD_P2JDA/join Join the Facebook group, Parker's Pensées Penseurs, here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/960471494536285/ If you like this podcast, then support it on Patreon for $3, $5 or more a month. Any amount helps, and for $5 you get a Parker's Pensées sticker and instant access to all the episode as I record them instead of waiting for their release date. Check it out here: Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/parkers_pensees If you want to give a one-time gift, you can give at my Paypal: https://paypal.me/ParkersPensees?locale.x=en_US Check out my merchandise at my Teespring store: https://teespring.com/stores/parkers-penses-merch Come talk with the Pensées community on Discord: dsc.gg/parkerspensees Sub to my Substack to read my thoughts on my episodes: https://parknotes.substack.com/ Check out my blog posts: https://parkersettecase.com/ Check out my Parker's Pensées YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYbTRurpFP5q4TpDD_P2JDA Check out my other YouTube channel on my frogs and turtles: https://www.youtube.com/c/ParkerSettecase Check me out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/trendsettercase Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parkers_pensees/0:00 - introduction 6:18 - the construction challenge: C.U.P. 9:54 - Artificial Intelligence and Emergent Consciousness 16:20 - Motivating Patternism/Functionalism 35:25 - Contents of Consciousness 45:53 - Eliminativism vs. Reductionism about Qualia 54:42 - Computationalism, Identity, Brain Uploading 1:08:07 - Perspectival Unity of Consciousness Challenge 1:14:20 - Subject Unity of Consciousness Challenge 1:19:11 - The Combination Problem for Neuromorphic Chips 1:25:16 - You need Things to Make a Pattern 1:27:10 - Powers of Consciousness Challenge 1:37:55 - Habituation and Dispositions to Act 1:40:20 - Brains, Books, and Non-occurent thoughts, and Angels 1:45:55 - You are not your thoughts 1:49:54 - Can the AI Folks Construct a Conscious Substance?