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Brains in Vats

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Summary of Notes Referenced by This Note

Awaiting Attention (Personal Identity) Body Functionalism Note Links Explanation Plug Note Apologia
Thought Experiments What are We? Works Read - Explanation    

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Summary of Notes Citing This Note

Abbreviations Baker - Persons in the Material World Body Brain, 2 Brain Transplants
Disembodied Existence Fission Human Beings Organisms PID Note, Book & Paper Usage, 2, 3
Teletransportation, 2 Thesis - Chapter 02 (What are We?), 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Thesis - Chapter 10 (Thought Experiments), 2, 3, 4 Thesis - Chapter 11 (Resurrection)
Thesis - Current Stance Website Generator Documentation - Functors, 2, 3, 4, 5      

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Authors, Books & Papers Citing this Note

Author Title Medium Extra Links Read?
Baker (Lynne Rudder) Persons in the Material World Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Bauby (Jean-Dominique) The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly Book Low Quality Abstract   Yes
Chalmers (David) The Matrix as Metaphysics Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Collier (John) Could I conceive being a brain in a vat? Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2  
Dainton (Barry) Self: Philosophy In Transit: Prologue Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Dancy (Jonathan) Scepticism Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Dennett (Daniel) Where Am I? Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Haggqvist (Soren) Application Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Haggqvist (Soren) The Central Cases Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Haggqvist (Soren) Thought Experiments and Arguments Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Madden (Rory) Could a Brain in a Vat Self-Refer? Paper Low Quality Abstract 2  
Moravec (Hans) Pigs in Cyberspace Paper Low Quality Abstract    
Noe (Alva) Out of Our Heads: Why You Are Not Your Brain, and Other Lessons from the Biology of Consciousness Paper High Quality Abstract    
Olson (Eric) Animalism and the Remnant-Person Problem Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) Psychology and Personal Identity Paper High Quality Abstract   Yes
Olson (Eric) What Are We? Brains Paper High Quality Abstract 2, 3  
Olson (Eric) Why We Need Not Accept the Psychological Approach Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Pautz (Adam) Brains in Vats, Inverts, and Swampmen: The Real Trouble with Armchair Arguments Against Phenomenal Externalism Paper Medium Quality Abstract    
Pritchard (Duncan) What do you know? What is Knowledge? And Do We Have Any? Paper High Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Abbreviations Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Body Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brain Transplants Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 02 (What Are We?) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 06 (Animalism and Arguments for It) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 10 (Thought Experiments) Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2, 3, 4 Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Chapter 11 (Resurrection) Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Current Position Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Disembodied Existence Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Fission Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Human Beings Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Organisms Paper Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Teletransportation Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes
Van Inwagen (Peter) Dualism and Materialism: Athens and Jerusalem? Paper Medium Quality Abstract 2 Yes



References & Reading List

Author Title Medium Source Read?
Barrow (John) Living in a Simulated Universe Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Website No
Bauby (Jean-Dominique) The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly Book - Cited Low Quality Abstract Bauby (Jean-Dominique) - The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly Yes
Bostrom (Nick) Are You Living in a Computer Simulation? Paper - By Subtopic Birkbeck Philosophy Society, 11th February 2003 No
Bostrom (Nick) Are You Living in a Computer Simulation? Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Quarterly, 2003, Vol. 53, No. 211, pp. 243-255 Yes
Bostrom (Nick) How Long Before Superintelligence? Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Personal Website. Yes
Bostrom (Nick) The Simulation Argument: Reply to Weatherson Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Philosophical Quarterly, 2005, Vol. 55, No. 218, pp. 90-97 No
Brueckner (Anthony) Brains in a Vat Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract The Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 83, No. 3 (Mar., 1986) (pp. 148-167) No
Brueckner (Anthony) If I Am a Brain in a Vat, Then I Am Not a Brain in a Vat Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Mind, New Series, Vol. 101, No. 401 (Jan., 1992), pp. 123-128 No
Brueckner (Anthony) The Simulation Argument Again Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract Analysis, Vol. 68, No. 3 (Jul., 2008) (pp. 224-226) No
Chalmers (David) The Matrix as Metaphysics Paper - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 Yes
Clark (Andy) The Twisted Matrix: Dream, Simulation, or Hybrid? Paper - By Subtopic Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 No
Dennett (Daniel) Brainstorms - Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 43%
Dennett (Daniel) Where Am I? Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Dennett - Brainstorms - Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology, Chapter 17, 1978 Yes
Dreyfus (Hubert L.) & Dreyfus (S.D.) Existential Phenomenology and the Brave New World Paper - By Subtopic Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 No
Driver (Julia) Artificial Ethics Paper - By Subtopic Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 No
Fredkin (Edward) A New Cosmogony Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Website No
Fredkin (Edward) A Physicist's Model of Computation Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Website No
Fredkin (Edward) Digital Mechanics (Book) Paper - By Subtopic Website No
Fredkin (Edward) Finite Nature Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Website No
Grau (Christopher) Bad Dreams, Evil Demons, and the Experience Machine: Philosophy and The Matrix Paper - By Subtopic Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 No
Grau (Christopher) Philosophers Explore 'The Matrix' Book - Cited Medium Quality Abstract Grau (Christopher) - Philosophers Explore 'The Matrix' 8%
Grau (Christopher) Philosophers Explore 'The Matrix': Introduction Paper - By Subtopic Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 No
Hanley (Richard) Never the Twain Shall Meet: Reflections on the Very First Matrix Paper - By Subtopic Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 No
Lloyd (Peter) A Review of David Chalmers' essay 'The Matrix as Metaphysics' Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Discusiones Filosóficas 9 (12):175 - 192 (2008) No
Madden (Rory) Could a Brain in a Vat Self-Refer? Paper - By Subtopic Low Quality Abstract European Journal of Philosophy, 2010 6%
Mawson (Tim J.) Morpheus and Berkeley on Reality Paper - By Subtopic Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 No
McGinn (Colin) The Matrix of Dreams Paper - By Subtopic Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 No
McKenna (Michael) Neo's Freedom … Whoa! Paper - By Subtopic Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 No
Murray (David) Disembodied Brains Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 1969-70, 121-140 No
Partridge (John) Plato's Cave and The Matrix Paper - By Subtopic Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 No
Pautz (Adam) Brains in Vats, Inverts, and Swampmen: The Real Trouble with Armchair Arguments Against Phenomenal Externalism Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract New Waves in Philosophy of Mind, Online Conference, 3rd-17th December 2012 10%
Pryor (James) What's So Bad about Living in the Matrix Paper - By Subtopic Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 No
Searle (John) Minds, Brains, and Programs: Author's Response to Peer Review Paper - Cited High Quality Abstract Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Volume 3 - Issue 3 - September 1980, pp. 450-457 Yes
Searle (John), Etc. Minds, Brains, and Programs Book - Cited (via Paper Cited) Low Quality Abstract Bibliographical details to be supplied 93%
Sprevak (Mark), Etc New Waves in Philosophy of Mind Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Low Quality Abstract Sprevak (Mark), Etc - New Waves in Philosophy of Mind 15%
Todman (Theo) Birkbeck Philosophy Society - 2002/2003 Programme Book - By Subtopic (via Paper By Subtopic) Todman (Theo) - Birkbeck Philosophy Society - 2002/2003 Programme 2%
Todman (Theo) Thesis - Brains in Vats Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract   Yes
Veber (Michael) What’s It Like to Be a BIV? A Dialogue Paper - By Subtopic Medium Quality Abstract Journal of the American Philosophical Association (2015) pp. 734-756 5%
Wagner (Rachel) & Flannery-Dailey (Frances) Wake Up! Worlds of Illusion in Gnosticism, Buddhism, and The Matrix Project Paper - By Subtopic Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 No
Warwick (Kevin) The Matrix - Our Future? Paper - By Subtopic Grau - Philosophers Explore "The Matrix", 2005 No
Weatherson (Brian) Are You a Sim? Paper - Cited Low Quality Abstract Philosophical Quarterly, 2003, Vol. 53: 425-31 No



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