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Is it a common view among philosophers that human beings are simply biological computers? Doesn't this view reduce philosophy of mind to solely neuroscience?

May 9, 2013
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Eddy Nahmias

Are dreams an instance of the imagination, hallucination or something else?

March 29, 2013
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Allen Stairs

Are we responsible for forgetting things? It certainly doesn't seem like it, since we don't seem to have control over what we forget, but we are often held to the ...

April 4, 2013
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Oliver Leaman

Is Searle's 'chinese room' internally consistent? Does it not presuppose an agent who can understand the manipulation of symbols? If so, why not conceptualize our consciousness analogously to a computer's ...

March 29, 2013
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Gabriel Segal

Is the relation of the mind to the brain analogous in some way to the relationship between a magnetic field and a magnet? I have in mind the way in ...

March 29, 2013
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Gabriel Segal

Can a thing being distinct from something else be considered a property of that thing? (If my mind is distinct from my body can "being distinct from my body" be ...

March 21, 2013
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Stephen Maitzen and Gabriel Segal

When I look at the room I'm sitting in, I am consciously aware of it as existing outside my body and head. So, for example, I can walk towards the ...

March 21, 2013
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William Rapaport and Gabriel Segal

If we assume that both computers and the human mind are merely physical, does it follow that a sufficiently advanced computer could do anything that a human brain could do?

March 7, 2013
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Richard Heck and William Rapaport

I hope this makes sense... I've always been curious about attempts to understand the way our minds work. To me, it seems paradoxical and in some ways even hopeless. I ...

March 7, 2013
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Richard Heck

Are there any philosophers that affirm the substantiality of consciousness without either falling into dualism or property dualism? I personally think that mind is a genuine reality but I'm not ...

February 21, 2013
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Gabriel Segal

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