You know when you look at someone's posts and you think 'What a dick', then you wonder if that's what people think of you when they look at your posts.


This is my alt.

@lydiaconwell My thought is that people's understandings of the same concepts can be different. They can be similar enough so that two people can talk to each other and understand what's being talked about, but there is still room for variation.

That's why I believe that what can be expressed through language is limited by two people's mutual understanding of a concept and the words used to convey that concept.

The problem of other minds is related because it has to do with understanding what other people understand, and also understanding "what it's like to be them."

I hope that makes sense...(?)


"Problem of other minds"


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