PERSONSMINDSBODIES1 - Paper 1 Assignment: Quila Toews This...

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This thought experiment begins with a woman named Carla, who is inhabiting Carla- Body, and is told by a mad scientist that tomorrow she will be tortured. He releases pieces of information to her which are meant to convince her that even though Carla-body is experiencing harm, Carla will not be. He Frst explains that she will not remember anything she currently remembers and will be in a condition equal to amnesia. Next, she undergoes a character change, where completely different thoughts and memories will be implanted into her brain. To take this situation further, he brings up three more advances: Frstly, an implantation of Fctional memories, then a rough outline of another being’s memories, and lastly an exact copy of someone else’s psychology. In the Fnal announcement, he says that while the new psychology will be in Carla- Body’s brain, Carla’s psychology will persist in a new body. Even after this, Carla still feels as though she will be tortured. This veriFes the claim that even though her psychology is not in
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course PHL 240H1 taught by Professor Professorbiggs during the Spring '11 term at University of Toronto- Toronto.

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