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Single Idea 8136

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 4. Other Minds / c. Knowing other minds]

Full Idea

How do I know that other people have minds? The question is a bad one. Precisely because I encounter them at work, play and the like, it is guaranteed that they, too, are Dasein, intelligent agents.

Gist of Idea

If we work and play with other people, they are bound to be 'Dasein', intelligent agents


report of Martin Heidegger (Being and Time [1927], p.153-) by David E. Cooper - Heidegger Ch.3

Book Reference

Cooper,David E.: 'Heidegger' [Claridge 1996], p.31

A Reaction

I've seen film of someone playing peek-a-boo with a bonobo ape, so presumably they have Dasein. It might be easier for the AI community to aim at building a robot with Dasein, than one which was simply conscious.