On Mon, Dec 30, 2013 at 5:08 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31 December 2013 10:33, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
>> But then the explanation for *this* is that it's just a random one we
>> happen to exist in. I don't see that as any better than saying that
>> somethings happen at random and they led to here.
>> Yeah, it's the WAP.
> Seems quite reasonable to me.
> It's superior to the random one because that makes more assumptions about
> the nature of reality.
Yeah, we start with what we know to be true: I am experiencing something.
That leads, via Descartes skeptical analysis for example, to: I think
therefore I am. We correct this to: "I think therefore I was" as the
"state" that one "is" is the one that was computed by the look back. It is
not sitting there like a husk waiting to be possessed momentarily by a
In this way of thinking there can be no zombies and no ghosts. If there
is no possibility of a body, there cannot be a mind either and vice versa.
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