David Bowie is not a case for talking about brain surgery

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David Bowie is not a case for talking about brain surgery

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:29 am

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I found this article very disappointing. It's based on a thought experiment about in impossible brain surgery; and talks about the outcomes which are naturally unknowable.
It using this to talk about a completely different type of identity question; that of David Bowie's dramatic creation of his on stage characters.

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Re: David Bowie is not a case for talking about brain surgery

Post by Harbal » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:21 pm

Hobbes' Choice wrote:https://philosophynow.org/issues/118/Wi ... e_stand_up

I found this article very disappointing. It's based on a thought experiment about in impossible brain surgery; and talks about the outcomes which are naturally unknowable.
It using this to talk about a completely different type of identity question; that of David Bowie's dramatic creation of his on stage characters.
A completely pointless article. As far as I can see, the incorporation of David Bowie is just an attempt to make what would have otherwise been a mind numbing piece of writing interesting.

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Re: David Bowie is not a case for talking about brain surgery

Post by Hobbes' Choice » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:02 am

Harbal wrote:
Hobbes' Choice wrote:https://philosophynow.org/issues/118/Wi ... e_stand_up

I found this article very disappointing. It's based on a thought experiment about in impossible brain surgery; and talks about the outcomes which are naturally unknowable.
It using this to talk about a completely different type of identity question; that of David Bowie's dramatic creation of his on stage characters.
A completely pointless article. As far as I can see, the incorporation of David Bowie is just an attempt to make what would have otherwise been a mind numbing piece of writing interesting.
I think you have the nail on the head.

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Re: David Bowie is not a case for talking about brain surgery

Post by GreatandWiseTrixie » Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:04 am

i found the article to be dissapointing and a waste of time also.

it is much ado about nothing.
I think we all want to know whether or not consciousness would enter which brain and why.

And we want real science.
Litterally cutting someones brain in half and then interviewing them.
Its like you want substance in a movie. Movies aren't made for free. They require actual substance, work put into them. Not just words and a screenwrite.

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