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The Experience Machine Robert Nozick attempts to dissolve the idea of having experiences and the feeling one has on the inside. He tries to dissolve this because Nozick wants to truly figure out what it is that matter to people other than these “inside” experiences. He comes up with the idea of an “Experience Machine.” This machine allows for someone to plug into variety of programmed experiences. These experiences trigger the mind into really believing these experiences are occurring. The experiences can be anything ranging from karate lessons to a first date. The choices are virtually endless. Now, why might Nozick want to devise the idea of such a machine? What is he trying to figure out? “What does matter to us in addition to our experiences?” Nozick provides reasons as to why plugging into such a machine would not be the choice of most people. The first reason someone should not plug into a machine is because people generally want to do certain actions and carry the weight of the urge in doing them. Having such
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This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Heathwood, during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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