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Why is stupidity not painful?

October 14, 2005
2 responses
Peter Lipton and Alan Soble

How would you explain the color green to a blind child?

October 17, 2005
2 responses
Amy Kind and Peter Lipton

Throughout my normal, daily activities, I sometimes incur a feeling of Deja-Vu; almost as if I've lived this particular moment before in my lifetime. It's as if this memory was ...

October 17, 2005
1 response
Peter Lipton

Would/could pleasure be possible without pain, or pain without pleasure?

October 16, 2005
1 response
Peter Lipton

Question 156 asked about thought with the absence of the common human stimuli, and the consensus seemed to be that someone deprived of their senses does not develop to a ...

October 16, 2005
2 responses
Alexander George and Amy Kind

Is it possible for someone to think about more than one thing at exactly the same time? I don't know what it was, but sometimes I have moments when I ...

October 16, 2005
1 response
Peter Lipton

I read in Clarke's "2001: A Space Odyssey" about the Turing test. Is this a good test for whether a thing is conscious?

October 15, 2005
1 response
Peter Lipton

I heard about the analogy of a computer and the mind, but I'm fuzzy about the connection. Please help!

October 15, 2005
1 response
Peter Lipton

Is it just a philosopher's presumption to think the referent of the 'because' in a statement like, "He did that because he wanted to" is a causal connection?

October 15, 2005
1 response
Peter Lipton

Is there an "unconscious", or "subconscious", and if so why hold that such an entity exists.

October 10, 2005
1 response
Richard Heck

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