Hi, I was hoping to discuss the book "Other Minds" (2001) by Avramides. Or rather : discuss the topic of other minds, and use the book as a reference (as I understand it gives an historical overview of approaches to the problem). The problem of other minds interests me a lot. I feel there are three fundamental domains of which we know we can not know anything directly. Namely death, metaphysics (ie. everything that cannot be physically determined) and the consciousness of other beings. Of these three domains, the conscious of other beings, or other minds, is the only domain which we regularly need to work with. This is why ideas like 'the principle of charity' are necessary: principle for which we do not have any evidence, yet that we (supposedly) need to adhere to, in order to have any communication at all. Anyway, I'd love to have a thorough discussion about this. I was wondering if somebody of the moderator crew feels encouraged to take this up. regards,tsu.