preci # 4 - Calvin Bruch March 16, 2008 Philosophy 1000 MWF...

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Calvin Bruch March 16, 2008 Philosophy 1000 MWF class at 9:00am Taught by John Peters Preci # 4 The background knowledge for this argument is that there is a girl named Mary and she has lived her entire life in a room with no color, all it has is shades of black and white. However, she manages to “transcend” this world of black and white and become the greatest neuroscientist in the entire world. She knows all of the physical aspects of the brain (Churchland, 495). Still, Mary cannot see the colors that you and I take for granted every day. She cannot, for instance, see that a fire truck is red. Without being able to see the color red as well as all other colors she cannot know everything about the visual system of the brain. She wouldn’t even be able to imagine the feelings and emotions seeing red would bring up. So, even being the greatest neuroscientist in the world there is still something left out (Churchland, 495). Basically, the premises and conclusion of this argument are:
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preci # 4 - Calvin Bruch March 16, 2008 Philosophy 1000 MWF...

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