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  • 2005 The Experience Machine As Humans
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    Rajpreet Gill-250231288 Philosophy 201 G March 4, 2005 The Experience Machine As humans we are constantly in search of understanding the balance between what feels good and what is right. Humans try to take full advantage of experiencing pleasure to its fullest potential. Hedonism claims that pleasure is the highest and only source of essential significance. If the notion of hedonism is truthful, happiness is directly correlated with pleasure. Robert Nozick presented the philosophical world with...
  • Rat And Food
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    February 4, 2005 English 12, per. 3 The Door stage 1 preparations In the short story " The Door " by author E.B. White, he relates one of the experiments that he conducted to one of his own personal experiences. This was done in a controlled environment, the purpose of this task was to create an alternate reality. An alternate reality is to simulate a substitution of what may be considered reality itself. To achieve this alternate reality this experiment must require an enclosure, in other words...
  • Virtual Reality Machine
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    In the excerpt from "Biosphere Politics" by Jeremy Rifkin. I found something very interesting. He states "The separation of human beings from nature and the parallel detachment of human consciousness from the human body has transformed western man into an alien on his own planet" (Rifkin). If people could take trips to other places with out leaving the sanctity of there own home it would be an amazing experience. I also was amazed with Rifkin idea of downloading the human consciousness into a ma...
  • Knowledge Without Experience
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    Empiricism Empiricism by nature is the belief that there is no knowledge without experience. How can one know what something tastes like if they have never tasted it? For example, would someone know that an apple is red if they have never actually have seen one. Someone can tell you an apple is red, but, if you never have seen one, can you really be sure? Empiricists use three anchor points in which they derive their opinions from. The first of these points is; the only source of genuine knowled...
  • Schizophrenic Delusions In Light Of Solipsism
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    Phil-229 Trinity College In his book, The Paradoxes of Delusion, Louis Sass attempts to rebut two of most prevalent beliefs of the schizophrenic person. He argues that by viewing the schizophrenic delusions in light of solipsism, a philosophy of existence, the schizophrenic may seem far more understandable. Through his comparison of the schizophrenic and solipsist realities, Sass explains that not only is schizophrenia understandable, but that there exists within the structure of schizophrenic d...

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