PHI 313 HW 7

Pre-precept submission due: [2017-11-13 Mon] 11am. Pre-precept submission form.

HW due: [2017-11-15 Wed] 11am. Homework submission form

(Reminder: getting in the assignment and also a good-faith pre-precept attempt on time is a precondition for getting a “K” on the assignment.)

1 Instructions

  • Please name each homework map you create as follows: “hwK-mapN, where K is the homework number and N is the map number within that homework.
  • As usual, paste the answers to any short-answer questions into the short-answer areas of the submission forms.
  • As you are editing you may wish to use the “/” keyboard shortcut to collapse/expand the sub-map below the currently selected node.

2 Tasks

  1. Read: Ned Markosian, Do you know that you are not a brain in a vat? from the beginning through and including Objection 2, which ends on p. 172.
  2. Map the version of the Brain In a Vat Argument that Markosian presents in section 1.
  3. Add to your map the objection to Premise (1) that Markosian gives in Section 3.
  4. Add Objection 1 and Objection 2 to your map.
  5. [Optional] Read more of the Markosian paper and to your map one or more additional objections that he considers.
  6. [Even more optional] Add an objection of your own to your map, clearly marking things to distinguish your contribution from the rest of the map. If you do this, it is a good idea to first check to see whether your objection matches one of the objections Markosian considers.

Date: November 8, 2017

Author: Adam Elga


Created: 2017-11-08 Wed 16:32