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Are there several types of mind-independence?

If a tree falls in the forest when no one is around, does it make a sound? This question is asked to highlight that the word 'sound' has two meanings, that is, it is polysemous. One meaning of 'sound'...
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Are there several types of mind-independence?

The mind may indeed recognize several types of mind-independence! But does any concept or theory of mind-independence exist independent of the mind?
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Are there several types of mind-independence?

A falling tree creates some blast – besides other effects. If there is nobody in the wood, then nobody perceives the blast as sound. Sound is the subjective experience in our mind, while blast is an ...
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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, 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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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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Under physicalism, should I still be sad if my murdered wife is replaced with a perfect clone?

Under physicalism, should I still be sad if my murdered wife is replaced with a perfect clone? If you are unaware that she has been murdered, you will take the clone to be your real wife, and you ...
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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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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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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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