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15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 3. Privacy

[exceptionally private nature of thought]

9 ideas
Increase a conscious machine to the size of a mill - you still won't see perceptions in it [Leibniz]
If a lion could talk, we could not understand him [Wittgenstein]
If a lion could talk, it would be nothing like other lions [Dennett on Wittgenstein]
We can know a lot of what it is like to be a bat, and nothing important is unknown [Dennett]
A full neural account of qualia will give new epistemic access to them, beyond private experience [Churchlands]
Dualist privacy is seen as too deep for even telepathy to reach [Rey]
Only you can have your subjective experiences because only you are hooked up to your nervous system [Flanagan]
Nothing in physics even suggests consciousness [Chalmers]
We could know what a lion thinks by mapping both its brain patterns and its experiences [Douglas,A]