Originally Posted by !Kaggen
One is not "really" a materialist/physicalist if they honestly think there is something essential
to their identity
(or as Nick said their "experiencing self") that would be lost if they stepped into the machine.
This has been flushed out in the zillion other threads on this issue.
There are many genuine materialists/physicalists on these forums that feel
like something may be missing, but they don't put their finger on it and try to explain it in logical terms because they admit that it is probably just an emotional thing. There is nothing wrong with this. The only error is to say for sure