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Can minds be uploaded in computers?

There are several different issues here: (1) It it possible in principle to scan your brain and create a mechanism of some sort that would completely duplicate your behavior? (2) If you could do (1) ...
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Methods for telling how another creature is feeling

I see the Private Language argument as the best way to dismiss solipsism, and to establish that truly private experiences are not coherent - though considering non-social adaptively intelligent ...
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Methods for telling how another creature is feeling

The octopus is probably quite a good model. It is included among the sentient creatures in the Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness, which states that; “The absence of a neocortex does not appear ...
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What does "theory of mind" mean in the context of this paper?

Theory of Mind is a concept in developmental psychology, in which a baby or toddler realizes that objects can have a point of view, intentions, and plans. It is generally discussed as a "theory of ...
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What do philosophers mean when they say language has a psychological reality?

Devitt summarizes and defends his claims here. He makes the following distinctions: Distinguish the theory of a [linguistic] competence from the theory of its outputs/products or inputs. Distinguish ...
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Can minds be uploaded in computers?

Answer stitched together from original comments of the OP as best I could, quoting directly without edits (except typos): The physical state of my brain gives me consciousness. A simulated physical ...
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What is the best reason to object a pure theory-theory of mind reading (one that relies exclusively on a folk psychological theory)?

The theory-theory (or theory of mind) is generally considered a successful (even indispensable) theory throughout history, such as contemporary functionalist Jerry Fodor. The pure TT hinges on the ...
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Methods for telling how another creature is feeling

It is not possible to tell something objective about the "feelings" of a non-human entity due to multiple reasons. First, the concept of feeling is the result of a set of subjective experiences. Even ...
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