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Daniel Dennett, "Where Am I?"

  1. One of the questions Dennett asks is about the relationship between Yorick, Hamlet, and Dennett. One of the answers he considers is that Dennett is identical to Hamlet. What does Dennett say is the problem with this answer?
      a. Hamlet is not small enough to be identical to Dennett.
      b. It seems to Dennett that he is inside the vat, not inside of Hamlet.
      c. If Hamlet were to commit a crime and get thrown in jail, Dennett would still be a free man.
      d. It seems like Dennett would be able to survive having his brain transplanted into a different body.
  2. Another answer Dennett considers is that he is identical to Yorick. What does Dennett say is the problem with this answer?
      a. Yorick is not big enough to be identical to Dennett.
      b. If Dennett were identical to Yorick, then it would be wrong for Dennett to say that he was once a fetus.
      c. If Yorick were to commit a crime and get thrown in jail, Dennett would still be a free man.
      d. It seems like Dennett would be able to survive having his brain transplanted into a different body.
  3. Which of the following is NOT one of the possibilities that Dennett discusses as an answer to the question of where he is after the surgery?
      a. In the vat
      b. Outside the vat
      c. Neither inside nor outside the vat
      d. In two places at once
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