Tamler’s earlier self committed to doing an episode on Parfit, and David holds his current self to that promise, which shows how unconvinced David was by Parfit’s skepticism about personal identity. Or something like that. We argue about the value of Parfit’s sci-fi thought experiments and the implications of believing there’s no clear sense of “me.” Plus, we talk about a recent article on aphantasia – the inability to conjure images in your mind – and the question that pops into everyone’s head when they hear about this condition.Support Very Bad Wizards
- Aphantasia - Wikipedia
- Can't See Pictures in Your Mind? You're Not Alone. - The New York Times
- The Vividness Of Visual Imagery Questionnaire (the “aphantasia Test”)
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- How To Be Good | The New Yorker (Profile on Derek Parfit by Larissa MacFarquar)
- Parfit, D. (1971) Personal Identity, The Philosophical Review, 80, 3-27.