writing assignment 5 - In philosophy the brain in a vat is...

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In philosophy, the brain in a vat is intended to draw out certain features of our mind and meaning. It is where a brain is basically suspended in a vat where the neurons are wired to a supercomputer, which would then simulate virtual reality. Since the BIV gives and receives the exact same impulses as it would if it were in a skull, and since these are its only way of interacting with its environment, then it is not possible to tell whether the brain is in a skull or a vat and, we would not know if anything is real. The dream world skeptical scenario would also have this similar problem as the BIV for knowledge of the material world if anything was real. It would not be justified in believing anything about our immediate surroundings and not have any circumstances that could ever make us justified in our own beliefs. At this moment, I am writing this paper with clearly open eyes, consciously typing out what I want to say, and somehow know that the occurrences in my dreams are not as distinct as this. But then again, at other times, I have been misled in my dreams
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