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by sykkelmannen
Fri May 24, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Bernard Williams' body swapping thought experiment
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: Bernard Williams' body swapping thought experiment

Body. A vessel for consciousness without any psychological properties. You'd shed your old body like you would worn out clothes, and buy yourself another one (if you had the means). Your identity remained the same, just physical appearance changed. In this show, consciousness was immortal as long as...
by sykkelmannen
Fri May 24, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Bernard Williams' body swapping thought experiment
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: Bernard Williams' body swapping thought experiment

In the show Altered Carbon, they invent a way to extract the person's entire 'consciousness' onto a piece of some precious metal; and the body becomes a mere 'sleeve' (albeit an expensive one) for the consciousness. The sleeves were shown to be extremely expensive tho. If you were to exchange sleeve...
by sykkelmannen
Mon May 20, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Bernard Williams' body swapping thought experiment
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: Bernard Williams' body swapping thought experiment

Assuming that I'd be the one that suffers under it:
- if it left no permanent damage and lasted for a couple days, I fancy I could take it. It's an experience, anyhow ;)

What about you?
by sykkelmannen
Mon May 20, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Bernard Williams' body swapping thought experiment
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: Bernard Williams' body swapping thought experiment

Apparently WIlliams questions what actually constitutes personal identity. Are you sure you want to use the word personality? He didn't, from what I read. With your vocabulary choice, you imply that persons involved would merely 'swap bodies', their identity will remain untouched (albeit in a new bo...
by sykkelmannen
Sun May 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Bernard Williams' body swapping thought experiment
Replies: 10
Views: 737

Re: Bernard Williams' body swapping thought experiment

Torture is a one-time event? First I imagined it would be forever. But if receiving a sum of money is a one-off, then so should be torture, which makes it a lot more acceptable. Also, what is a large sum of money? Large enough to buy a house, or large enough to change the world? Of course it would d...
by sykkelmannen
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: New Member? Introduce Yourself!
Topic: Intro post
Replies: 8
Views: 1152

Re: Intro post

Perhaps I have stepped into the wrong environment, however. I have, since registering, read a few threads that indicate an anti-deontological tendency on this board, and this is at times worded in very immature, disrespectful ways. I think I have little choice but to seek like minded, consistent ve...
by sykkelmannen
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one
Replies: 17
Views: 1846

Re: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one

I have a difficult time wrapping my head round this one. you say that
1. you hate cars and driving
2. they're dangerous
3. expensive
4. environment-unfriendly
5. you prefer public transport

but you're still getting one because your mom says so?
by sykkelmannen
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: "Going" green
Replies: 18
Views: 3284

Re: "Going" green

Not working for money (when you have that choice) could be seen as a very selfish action. Are you saying you work for money just to give it away? Are you saying it's selfish to live in a self-sustainable fashion, taking money out of the equation? Is it even a bad thing, to be selfish? Now that I th...
by sykkelmannen
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: "Going" green
Replies: 18
Views: 3284

Re: "Going" green

Timewise, this takes probably less than five minutes daily to manipulate the buckets. Sometimes you can see the beauty in low-tech. I certainly can. What about company coming over and not knowing how to use them? This is a great opportunity to teach others what simple measures they can take to save...
by sykkelmannen
Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: "Going" green
Replies: 18
Views: 3284

Re: "Going" green

Definitely worth installing a greywater system instead of using buckets, though, it's all pretty inconvenient and you have to consider the value of your time (including the environmental value, given the opportunity cost of outreach or other environment-saving measures you could be taking instead)....