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As a sort of side-note: I think that there is an important distinction between the emergence of a property (such as subjective experience) due to an exact physical arrangement, compared to an approximate physical arrangement. So even if ‘your brain’ creates ‘your subjective experience’, it seems quite reasonable to assume that ‘a brain’ would create ‘a ...


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If we do, as I assume you do, have subjective experiences then whether they are astronomically unlikely or not, they occur, whatever the truth or otherwise of physicalism. Astronomical unlikelihood is no more relevant in this case than the astronomical unlikelihood of human life emerging or occurring in our galaxy. Both subjective experiences and human life ...


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Does physicalism include epistemological principles that make it impossible to disprove by its own standard ? No, yes, and maybe. No. Physicalism is not a theory of epistemology. It is commonly associated with correspondence theory, but they are technically separate things. So any question of the form "Does physicalism include epistemological principles ...


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seems like empiricism, because you say that the senses "are the only source of truth" Empiricists claim that sense experience is the ultimate source of all our concepts and knowledge seems, broadly speaking, like a representational theory of consciousness, because you say that consciousness is a "modelling of what is being observed" Like public, ...


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