My philosophy book club is discussing
Sweet Dreams -Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness
on Sunday February 3 at 5:30.
I am also going to read Kinds of Minds -Toward an Understanding of Consciousness by Daniel Dennett
Notes from the book:
Loc 48 "Can we ever really know what is going on in someone else's mind?"
Loc 55 "Could it be that all animals except human beings are really mindless robots? Rene Descartes notoriously maintained that in the 17th century. ... Might he have been wrong? Could it be that all animals and even plants have minds? Or to swing to the other extreme, are we so sure that all human beings have minds?"
Design stance predictions are riskier than physical stance predictions, because of the extra assumptions.
The intentional stance is ...a useful short cut... ... Seeking one's own good is a fundamental feature of any rational agent
To be continued