Week Two - Nozick Notes
Week Two - Nozick Notes phi 205
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Date Created: 08/31/16
Philosophy 205 – Week Two Nozick, “Experience Machine” Concepts: Once plugged into the machine, you have whatever experiences you want to. Once you’re plugged in, you’re in for good o Except for brief periods where you select new experiences and go back in Some impossible experiences are being in two places at once; o Being someone’s “blood-sister” but not actually being related to them You don’t know you’re in it when you’re in it o It’s all real to you even though it isn’t o Example: If you choose to live the life of a celebrity, you don’t know you’re actually someone else Not like current virtual reality because no current virtual reality uses all five senses If you choose to experience writing a book, when you wake up you haven’t actually accomplished anything What is Nozick trying to convey? There is more to life than just the quality of our experiences You’re experiences are the absolute best in this machine, it can be absolutely anything you want it to be, but is there still something missing from your life? Why does Nozick think we won’t plug in? He believes that there is something other than just our experiences that matter to us. He believes that we want to actually do things and that we want to experience them only because we want to do them. There are things in life we want that an experience machine can’t provide. We want to actually be certain ways in life, such as talented, brave, kind, ambitious, etc. o We want to engage a reality independent of us.
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