The Diogenes Club
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
The Diogenes Club

We aim to turn everyone into tang by the end of the decade.
 
HomeHome  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

 

 Mary's Room

Go down 
2 posters
AuthorMessage
K.

K.


Posts : 31
Join date : 2008-07-04
Location : NC

Mary's Room Empty
PostSubject: Mary's Room   Mary's Room Icon_minipostedSat Aug 23, 2008 2:58 am

"Mary is a brilliant scientist who is, for whatever reason, forced to investigate the world from a black and white room via a black and white television monitor. She specializes in the neurophysiology of vision and acquires, let us suppose, all the physical information there is to obtain about what goes on when we see ripe tomatoes, or the sky, and use terms like ‘red’, ‘blue’, and so on. She discovers, for example, just which wavelength combinations from the sky stimulate the retina, and exactly how this produces via the central nervous system the contraction of the vocal cords and expulsion of air from the lungs that results in the uttering of the sentence ‘The sky is blue’. [...] What will happen when Mary is released from her black and white room or is given a color television monitor? Will she learn anything or not?" - Frank Jackson


...what he said.
Back to top Go down
DeridingPolyphemus
Admin
DeridingPolyphemus


Posts : 85
Join date : 2008-06-30
Location : NC, US

Mary's Room Empty
PostSubject: Re: Mary's Room   Mary's Room Icon_minipostedSat Aug 23, 2008 12:59 pm

.... She will implode?

_________________
'Stupidity has a knack of getting its' way' - Albert Camus

"Don’t die for anything less than the best of, everyone settles for the rest not the best of, I will die for no less than the best of life." - BOTAR
Back to top Go down
 
Mary's Room
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Diogenes Club :: General Discussion :: Philosophy-
Jump to: