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Old December 29th, 2017, 05:11 PM   #1
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Sentience, Self-awareness, Qualia, .......

Can these concepts be fully defined?

Can they be quantified?

Can they be tested?
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Old December 29th, 2017, 05:25 PM   #2
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Sentience is often defined as the ability to experience subjectively.

This seems to give sentience an emotional component.
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Old December 29th, 2017, 05:32 PM   #3
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Can these concepts be fully defined?

Can they be quantified?

Can they be tested?
Always remain cool, calm and collect under any circumstance. Also, never get mad at an inanimate object. My two concepts are bi-polar but everything is bi-polar. You have the North and South Pole, our bodies are bi-lateral, there is up and down spin of a particle, there is matter and anti-matter, etc. etc.
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you would need a functioning brain to begin with..
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Old December 29th, 2017, 07:52 PM   #5
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Some use the ability to recognize your reflection in a mirror as a measure of self awareness. I’ve read that chimpanzees can but that lower primates cannot.

I think my dog recognized her reflection, because she avoided it. She didn’t want to think of herself as anything other than human.
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I read somewhere that the first measure of sentience is the ability to suffer.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 04:08 PM   #7
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We’ve had a lot of people on this forum place a lot of value on sentience, how about some of you give us something on this definition.
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Sentience is often defined as the ability to experience subjectively.

This seems to give sentience an emotional component.
Need to learn self reflection first.
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Old January 7th, 2018, 05:27 PM   #9
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Need to learn self reflection first.
You left the subject out of your sentence I am unable to glean your meaning.

Are you talking about yourself? Me? People in general? Or are you saying sentience is self reflection?
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