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

Baker, David John (2010) ``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
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Baker, David John
Additional Information: Forthcoming in NOUS.
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: 23 Sep 2010
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:20
Item ID: 5555
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/5555

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