Minds and Machines 16 (4):463-470 (2006)

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Bradley Monton
Wuhan University
Sanford Goldberg
Northwestern University
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It is argued that, given certain reasonable premises, an infinite number of qualitatively identical but numerically distinct minds exist per functioning brain. The three main premises are (1) mental properties supervene on brain properties; (2) the universe is composed of particles with nonzero extension; and (3) each particle is composed of continuum-many point-sized bits of particle-stuff, and these points of particle-stuff persist through time.
Keywords Mind  Functionalism  Supervenience  Individuation
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DOI 10.1007/s11023-006-9045-z
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