Everybody can read minds except you

Conch Tees have a wonderfully philosophical or worryingly paranoid t-shirt that reads “Everybody can read minds except you!”.

It’s got an unwrapping brain in the centre, and the company claims it refers to conspiracy theories about other people reading your thoughts.

However, it could also be a reference to the problem of other minds, a key philosophical issue in the understanding of consciousness.

As consciousness is a first-person subjectively experienced state, we can never know whether other people are conscious, or even what their minds are like, so we just have to make our best guess from what they say and do.

They don’t say they can read minds, but they wouldn’t, would they?

Link to Conch Tees mind reading t-shirt.

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