By Natural Philosopher Mike Prestwood
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The Floating Man Thought Experiment

The Floating Man Thought Experiment

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Post Date: 06/10/0901

Our five part new look at his thought experiment explores non-dualism and dualism including self-awareness and consciousness as inherent to the self. Some use this experiment as proof you have a soul, but that’s not necessarily what Avicenna intended. For those that use it that way, they usually have a predetermined conclusion that we do have souls. This version of the thought experiment allows you to delve into the complexities of consciousness and identity, as well as self and non-self.

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