more from Keith T. Maslin

Single Idea 3540

[catalogued under 16. Persons / B. Nature of the Self / 7. Self and Body / b. Self as brain]

Full Idea

If I am my brain this leads to the odd result that you have never met me because you have never seen my brain.

Gist of Idea

If we are brains then we never meet each other


Keith T. Maslin (Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind [2001], 10.7)

Book Reference

Maslin,Keith: 'An Introduction to the Philosophy of Mind' [Polity 2001], p.279

A Reaction

'Star Trek' is full of aliens who appear beautiful, and turn out to be ugly grey lumps. 'I am my face' would be just as odd, particularly if I were in a coma, or dead.