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How do you justify the belief that other people have minds?

  1. Philosofiend profile image60
    Philosofiendposted 6 years ago

    How do you justify the belief that other people have minds?

    This has long been a problem in philosophy. How do I know I am not the only mind? Or that most people I know aren't zombies? Without access to others' minds it seems I can't be certain. But most act as if it is common sense. How do you get past this problem?

  2. thoughthole profile image94
    thoughtholeposted 6 years ago

    Well, I don't know that other people are anything other than a construct of the matrix of my reality. I get past it by knowing that either way it does not matter, it is still my reality. It's my game and if I am playing with a bunch of avatars or thinking beings I am the beneficiary in either scenario, so who cares. I do believe other people have "minds" btw, well most of them anyway.

  3. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 6 years ago

    Human brains are complex.

    We all do not think alike. Unless we have common goals to allow our minds to focus on one matter otherwise it will unlikely for anyone to be able to diagnose what is in one's mind.

    What we need will be a strict layout objective to put our minds in a common ground.

    So that way we do not need to fear what others might not be doing or thinking.

  4. Ana Teixeira profile image80
    Ana Teixeiraposted 6 years ago

    You don't get passed it. unless you're thinking of reading minds.. in that case, please let me know! xD. I can tell you I have a mind.. but I can't prove it. Neither can you. How can I know YOU have a mind?... well.. if you want to question everything.. then.. WHAT EXACTLY IS A MIND? You can start by questioning the very concept of "mind". Everything is "mind". Every person is a world.. everyone has a unique perspective.

  5. zzron profile image55
    zzronposted 6 years ago

    Most people are all alike with many differences. I would just except others on an individual bases,

  6. ptosis profile image74
    ptosisposted 6 years ago


    Would a zombie - if such a creature could exist - realize that it is a zombie ?


  7. Apostle Jack profile image61
    Apostle Jackposted 6 years ago

    On the contrary, MIND is a scientific term  for intelligence and another word for what we call, the BRAIN.
    SPIRITUAL KNOWLEDGE was not included in scientific equations of our existence.
    They have a shiny new car....without a motor.

    INTELLIGENCE  is SPIRITUAL,and the brain(mind) is fundamental constituents of MATTER. One is known as flesh,and the other as" Spiritual Celestial Existence".
    How they exist,one within the other is what tied the knot in scientific equations.