On Feb 23, 1:09 am, Stathis Papaioannou <stath...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> The "yes doctor" scenario considers the belief that if you are issued
> with a computerised brain you will feel just the same. It's equivalent
> to the "yes barber" scenario: that if you receive a haircut you will
> feel just the same, and not become a zombie or otherwise radically
> different being.

That is one reason why it's a loaded question. It equates having your
brain surgically replaced with getting a haircut. It's the way that it
does it that's fishy though. It's more equivalent to saying 'In a
world where having haircuts is ordinary, are you afraid of having a
haircut.'. or more accurately, 'In a world where arithmetic is true,
are arithmetic truths your truths.'

Craig

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