Thursday, 30 September 2010

Morning Scepticism: Cogito

It is with a certain irony that we can for certain be confident in our own mind's existence, but cannot take that certainty to what a mind requires. The problem is further exacerbated by not being able to see the internal states of others, leaving us without the ability to know whether other creatures have minds too. Yet despite the talk of a Cartesian self or philosophical zombies I don't see many people having their brain removed; even if brains are only a theory...

No comments: