Week 13 of Philosophy Notes
Week 13 of Philosophy Notes PHIL 1000 - 01
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Date Created: 11/20/15
Philosophy 1000 Jackson s Knowledge Argument Argument 0 Suppose a brilliant neuroscientist Mary lives in a black and white room with a black and white TV and knows all the physical aspects of vision When she leaves her room she sees color for the first time The argument goes as follows 1 Mary knows all physical facts about vision 2 She learns a new fact about vision when she leaves her room 3 So the physical facts about vision don t exhaust all the facts about vision 4 The physical facts would exhaust all the facts about vision if materialism were true 5 Therefore materialism isn t true 0 Dualists agree with this 0 Materialists Mary learns something when she leaves her room but that is NOT a new fact 0 Ability Hypothesis Mary gains a new ability or new knowhow but not factual info 0 Problems I Must Mary acquire new abilities I Even if she acquires new abilities isn t this because she learns what red lookser Same FactNew Guise Hypothesis 0 Mary thinks about the same facts she knew before but under a new guise after seeing color 0 Ex Louis Lane knowing Clark Kent can fly having learned that Clark Kent is Superman and that Superman can fly 0 Problems 0 Back to objection 3 to Smart 0 What s the new guise Doesn t it involve subjective properties of experience Won t these be irreducible to the physical