Achilles: I am beginning to be puzzled...who am I talking to in that book? Is there somebody alive because it exists? Where are those thoughts coming from?
Tortoise: From the book. You know that very well.
Achilles: Well, then, how can he say how he's feeling? How does a book feel?
Tortoise: A book doesn't feel any way. A book just is. It's like a chair. It's just there.
Achilles: Well, this isn't just a book--it's a book plus a whole process. How does a book plus a process feel?
What do you think of this exchange? Does Achilles' final question seem a reasonable one to you? If yes, what might one say in answer to it. If no, explain why not. Compare Achilles' final question here to the "Systems Reply" to Searle's Chinese Room argument.