CHAPTER 3: OTHER MINDS.
o Special kind of skepticism – that the physical world you seem to see and feel
around you including your own body really exists.
o This is skepticism about the nature or even existence of minds or experiences
other than your own.
o We do not know much about other peoples minds, we just observe their bodies
o None of these will give you direct access to their thoughts and feelings the only
experiences you can actually have are your own.
o If you believe anything about the mental lives of others it is on the basis of
observing their physical construction and behavior.
o Example: when you and your friend are having icecream how do you know the
chocolate flavor tastes the same to them as it does to you? – there seems to be no
way to compare the two flavor experiences directly.
o Argument: you can say since you are both humans you can both distinguish the
two flavors with your eyes closed its likely your flavor experiences are similar.