Faversham Stoa is a philosophy discussion group meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7.30 to 9.30pm in the The Bull in Tanners Street. We cover a large range of topics. If you have an idea for a topic that you would like us to cover why not drop us a line? There's no charge for membership and everyone is welcome to drop in. Just bring your brain and some beer money!

Minds

Cartoon about euthanasia

We all know that we have a mind – don't we? And we know that everyone else has a mind. Well – we think they do? But other people's subjective experiences are opaque to us. We have no direct access to their private, inner life. So how can we really know that they trully have experiences and sensations like us?

We also like to think that we know our own minds really well – better than anyone else. But is this always true? Could it be that sometimes other people known our own minds better than we ourselves. And if we know our own minds so well how is self-deception possible?

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