Quentin Anciaux wrote:
> Le Vendredi 21 Juillet 2006 22:40, Brent Meeker a écrit :
>>Quentin Anciaux wrote:
>>>Le Vendredi 21 Juillet 2006 22:08, Brent Meeker a écrit :
>>>>No, the hypothetical was stronger than that: it was that I knew exactly
>>>>how your brain worked to the degree that I could make one.
>>>You could know everything on how my brain works without being ever able
>>>feeling being me... And I repeat if you could then you would be me by
>>>definition. Me is the only one able to feel being me... It is non-sense
>>>to claim otherwise, what ever you could know on the external working and
>>>behavior of myself.
>>As I understood the question was whether we could ever know how another
>>person/brain/alien felt - not whether we could experience their feeling. 
> But in this case what is the difference between knowing how and having the 
> experience ? 

Seems to me there's a lot of difference between knowing how to shoot myself in 
the foot and having 
the experience of doing so.

>If you could know how then you should be able to recreate the 
> experience for yourself and feel the feeling of being me ;) Then it means you 
> are me 

If I do it or if I know how?

Brent Meeker

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