The Simulation Argument

  • William Eckhardt
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Philosophy book series (BRIEFSPHILOSOPH)


A sim is a conscious simulation that does not know it is a simulation. Current enthusiasm notwithstanding, it is a distinct possibility that creating this good a sim is either unfeasible or impossible in which case the Simulation argument does not get started.


Temporal Inversion Reference Class Distinct Possibility Real People Prove Ground 
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  1. 1.Eckhardt Trading CompanyChicagoUSA

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