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Russell’s Teapot and World – SciPhi: 019

Russell’s Teapot and World (aka 5 min Hypothesis) Tonight we continue our thought experiments by looking at Russell’s teapot and world. Russell’s World/The 5 Minute Hypothesis (Analysis of Mind, 1921) ‘There is no logical impossibility in the hypothesis that the world sprang into being five minutes ago, exactly as it then was, with a population…


Mary’s Room – Thought Experiments #2 – SciPhi: 016

Dave and Joe continue their walk through thought experiments, and tonight they discuss Mary’s Room. Below are Dave’s notes from the night, which might be a nice accompaniment to read whilst the stream is on. Frank Jackson (1982) ‘Epiphenomenal Qualia’ The Mary’s Room thought experiment ‘Mary is a brilliant scientist who is, for whatever reason,…