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Single Idea 2325

[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / B. Features of Minds / 4. Intentionality / b. Intentionality theories]

Full Idea

It seems to me inconceivable that a possible world exists that is an exact physical duplicate of this world but lacking wholly in intentionality.

Gist of Idea

It seems impossible that an exact physical copy of this world could lack intentionality


Jaegwon Kim (Mind in a Physical World [1998], 4 p.101)

Book Reference

Kim,Jaegwon: 'Mind in the Physical World' [MIT 2000], p.101

A Reaction

Personally I can't conceive of such a world lacking qualia either. The physical entails the mental, say I.