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Is life after death possible?
Is it possible for someone still to have experiences even if they are brain-dead?
Could the world be exactly the same physically, but everyone around you be a ‘zombie’, acting as if they had feelings and emotions but not really having them?
Could you be angry without that showing up on a brain scan?
Are ‘out-of-body’ experiences possible?
Will neuroscience eventually be able to tell us all about the workings of the mind?
Is talk about beliefs, desires, feelings and emotions really just shorthand for talk about brain-activity?
Will brain imaging eventually be able to tell us everything about the nature of understanding, reasoning, emotions, desires and so on?
Is your brain always in the same state when you’re thinking about chocolate?
Could physics eventually tell us all there is to know about the world?
‘Thoughts are physical things, but we still need more than physics to tell us how minds work.’ Do you agree?
Could aliens think the same things as you?
‘Your brain determines what you think, but your brain doesn’t have to be in exactly the same state every time you think that it’s a lovely day.’Do you agree?
There is a correlation between brains and minds, but you can’t figure out what someone thinks by looking at a brain scan.
Thoughts are just brain states, but not every thought that Greek Islands are beautiful corresponds to the very same kind of brain state.
Is it right to say that you can only think about frogs because the world actually has frogs in it?
Could two people be in the same kind of brain-state but be thinking different things?
Do you acquire concepts only by interacting with the world.
Could you think about dolphins, dandelions or daggers if you had always been a brain-in-a-vat?
Can you think about silver even if you can’t tell the difference between silver and platinum?