"The Argument from Analogy for Other Minds" Discussion Questions

Bertrand Russell
  1. Why does Russell think that nothing in physics can tell us whether there are other minds?
  2. What is an “argument from analogy”?
  3. What is the postulate that Russell thinks would justify our inference to the existence of other minds?
  4. Russell suggests that the idea that others might be “ingenuous automata” ultimately doesn’t worry him. Why isn’t he bothered? Does his response satisfy you? Why or why not?
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