Re: Asifism

From: Quentin Anciaux <>
Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2007 13:19:58 +0200

2007/6/14, Torgny Tholerus <>:
> Bruno Marchal skrev:
> Le 07-juin-07, à 15:47, Torgny Tholerus a écrit :
> What is the philosophical term for persons like me, that totally deny the
> existence of the consciousness?
> An eliminativist.
> "Eliminativist" is not a good term for persons like me, because that term
> implies that you are eliminating an important part of reality. But you
> can't eliminate something that does not exists. If you don't believe in
> ghosts, are you then an eliminativist? If you don't believe in Santa Claus,
> are you then an eliminativist, eliminating Santa Claus?
> --
> Torgny Tholerus

Sure but I still don't understand what could mean 'to know', 'to
believe' for an entity which is not conscious. Also if you're not
conscious, there is no 'me', no 'I', so there exists no 'person like
you' because then you're not a person.


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