I mean, we can know that we ourselves are conscious, but how do we know that any other individual is conscious?
Or to put it another way, you know that you are conscious, but how do you know that anyone else is conscious?
Zero – The Turing Test does not test for consciousness… it tries to test whether a computer program can pass itself off as a human being. But such a test could be passed without consciousness.
PSYCHLO – You failed to suggest a test for consciousness in an other.
wilma m – You say this but how does one test for consciousness?
Lenoire – no that would only test that the eyes are responding to light… still no varification of consciousness. I think a sleep walker would fly through your test and still not be conscious.
scorpius5 – How can we test for consciousness? How can we know if someone/something is conscious? You did not answer the question.
small – nope, your answer is not correct. Stimulus response does not equal consciousness.
Philo – where in your response is an answer to my question? What is the test for consciousness? If you don’t know how consciousness can be tested for, just say you don’t know of such a test.
Alan – thanks for your answer, but it merely confirms my suspicion that there is no way to tell if consciousness is actually going on in the mind of anyone else.