For this weekly check-in, read the third chapter, “Other Minds,” on pp. 19-26 in your book What Does It All Mean? by Thomas Nagel.
At the end of this chapter, Nagel asks:
What can you really know about the conscious life in this world beyond the fact that you yourself have a conscious mind? Is it possible that there might be much less conscious life than you assume (none except yours), or much more (even in things you assume to be unconscious)?
For your original thread, discuss your answers to these questions in at least a paragraph. Can you know that there is conscious life other than your own? Could there be much less or much more conscious life than you assume?