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Thought Experiments against Materialism

Lecture no. 22 from the course: Mind-Body Philosophy

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Taught by Professor Patrick Grim | 30 min | Categories: Philosophy & Religion

Physicists and philosophers have relied on thought experiments for thousands of years. But how can we know that the conclusions of thought experiments are correct? Learn what Leibniz' "giant head" and Searle's "Chinese room" can tell us about materialism-and about the potential limits of our own imaginations....