physical realizability

physical realizability

[′fiz·ə·kəl ‚rē·ə‚līz·ə′bil·əd·ē]
(control systems)
For a transfer function, the possibility of constructing a network with this transfer function.
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While Earman does not seem to be worried about conceptual problems entailed by the peculiar division of computational labour guaranteed by such a spacetime, he raises some objections to its physical realizability.
However, I take it that the philosophical moral of this chapter is an invitation to take into account the physical realizability of playthings of philosophers such as 'Thompson lamps', 'super [Pi] machines', and so on, and to explore the new possibilities which nakedly singular spacetimes offer for supertasks.
In short, the jade analogy is unpersuasive because mental kind-concepts simply don't appear to be committed to the unique physical realizability of mental kinds in humans.

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