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by daraghaznavi
Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: Physical causal closure
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Physical causal closure

There is a prevalent assumption among thinkers that the physical universe is causally closed. That generally means that every observed physical phenomenon could be explained by laws of physics. How does idealism fit with this notion? Does idealism predict that laws of physics are broken in the brain?
by daraghaznavi
Sun Nov 21, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: Conceivability of zombies and idealism
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Conceivability of zombies and idealism

Hi dara (hope you don't mind the short version of your name). According to BK, our brains are extrinsic appearances, i.e. phenomenal representations, of mental activity. The question in your topic is very closely related to another topic going on in the 'general' section ... Phenomenological ideali...
by daraghaznavi
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:45 am
Forum: Topic-specific Discourse
Topic: Conceivability of zombies and idealism
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Conceivability of zombies and idealism

According to Bernardo's thesis, our brains are extrinsic appearances of our phenomenalities. But how is this extrinsic appearance related to phenomenality itself? After all we can both imagine minds without bodies (as Descartes did) and bodies without minds (zombies). There seem to be no necessary r...