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Under physicalism, can my consciousness reappear in a different body?

Such "reincarnation" may theoretically be possible, but it's not too meaningful. Under reductive materialism (which seems to be the physicalist view most consistent with how we understand ...
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Under physicalism, should I still be sad if my murdered wife is replaced with a perfect clone?

No, under physicalism there is no rational justification for that. However, humans may feel differently, and no need to invoke any killing. Just consider catching the winning home run baseball of some ...
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Under physicalism, should I still be sad if my murdered wife is replaced with a perfect clone?

We are emotional beings. We may come to some conclusions through reason, but reason doesn't prescribe how you "should" feel (but it could affect your feelings). Emotions are a-rational. ...
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Can the capitalist class, as individuals, relate to proletarians in non-abusive ways?

Individuals of the capitalist class are perfectly capable to relate to the struggles of the proletarians. Most prominently Friedrich Engels himself was a capitalist. He owned a factory and thus was ...
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Is the many worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics consistent with the big bang?

In answering this post one has first to clarify which results are confirmed by physics and which are speculations. Statements about Big Bang are speculations. We do not even know whether there was a ...
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Under physicalism, can my consciousness reappear in a different body?

Many of your questions are actually not all that strongly tied to physicalism. So it may make sense to dispense with that first: If physicalism holds, how fundamental can consciousness be? It can't ...
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Will it be right to enslave AI?

What marks AI becoming so human that it becomes inhumane to enslave it? Where does the line lie? Surely, if there is a point in time, in the near or far future, when we can (and do) see ourselves in ...
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Will it be right to enslave AI?

Whether AI liberates us or makes most workers unemployable, will largely be a decision by those funding and profiting from AI development. Government intervention could mitigate some problems, like by ...
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Under physicalism, should I still be sad if my murdered wife is replaced with a perfect clone?

The answer to this question heavily depends on the cultural norms and mores in place. In a world where cloning deceased individuals is accepted and normalized, the initial sadness over your wife's ...
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How does human intelligence differ from Searle's chinese room?

This answer will depend on how does one answer mind/body problem. I think that humans are complex chinese rooms because consciousness we have is only functional and not actually subjective. Subjective ...
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Under physicalism, can my consciousness reappear in a different body?

What is the difference between the clone and the original? Is there a difference? If by "under physicalism" you mean, "assuming there is no difference whatsoever", it follows, ...
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Under physicalism, can my consciousness reappear in a different body?

In physicalism, consciousness is understood as an emergent phenomenon of the brain's physical processes, rather than an object, but a subjective experience. The question of whether the same ...
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