24.211 | Spring 2014 | Undergraduate
Theory of Knowledge

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Description:

Hilary Putnam’s “Brain in a Vat” thought experiment is a modern version of Descartes’ argument of an evil demon feeding false information to the senses. This image is in the public domain. Source: Was a bee.

Alt text:
In a vat, a brain floating in liquid is connected to a computer. A thought bubble above the brain reads "I'm walking outside in the sun!!"
Caption:
Hilary Putnam’s “Brain in a Vat” thought experiment is a modern version of Descartes’ argument of an evil demon feeding false information to the senses. (This image is in the public domain. Source: Was a bee.)
Credit:
This image is in the public domain. Source: Was a bee.
In a vat, a brain floating in liquid is connected to a computer.  A thought bubble above the brain reads "I'm walking outside in the sun!!"
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Spring 2014
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