Philosophy Lexicon of Arguments

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Other minds, philosophy: in this context, it is about the extent to which experiences of others are recognizable to us. See also privileged access, first person, consciousness, perception, qualia, perspective, objectivity, subjectivity, inverted spectra.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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David Chalmers

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Foreign psychic/other minds/epistemology/Chalmers: There is obviously an epistemological problem with regard to the foreign psychic because it is logically compatible with all the evidence we have that beings around us have a consciousness and also logically compatible with these evidence that they have none.
A corresponding problem does not exist in other fields, e.g. other biological systems or other economic systems.
They do not exist in relation to our own consciousness.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Cha I
The Conscious Mind Oxford New York 1996

Cha II
D. Chalmers
Constructing the World Oxford 2014

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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2018-03-18