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``The Experience of Left and Right'' Meets the Physics of Left and Right

Baker, David John (2009) ``The Experience of Left and Right'' Meets the Physics of Left and Right. [Preprint]

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I consider an argument, due to Geoffrey Lee, that we can know a priori from the left-right asymmetrical character of experience that our brains are left-right asymmetrical. Lee's argument assumes a premise he calls relationism, which I show is well-supported by the best philosophical picture of spacetime. I explain why Lee's relationism is compatible with left-right asymmetrical laws. I then show that the conclusion of Lee's argument is not as strong or surprising as he makes it out to be.

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Item Type: Preprint
Baker, David John
Keywords: Incongruent counterparts
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Classical Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Specific Sciences > Cognitive Science
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics
Depositing User: David Baker
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2009
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:18
Item ID: 4892

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