Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
6Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Zombies

Zombies

Ratings: (0)|Views: 156|Likes:
Published by Brent Silby
Unlike Hollywood zombies, philosophers’ zombies are identical to us in almost all respects. Your zombie twin looks like you, behaves like you, and speaks like you. It has the same tastes and psychology as you, and it’s brain is identical to your brain. In fact, from another person’s point of view, there is no difference between you and your zombie twin. But there is a difference. Unlike you, your zombie twin has no conscious experiences. It’s like an automaton that thinks and behaves in exactly the same way as you but without conscious experiences. Philosophers argue that if such a being is logically possible, we can conclude that conscious experiences are not a product of the physical brain.
Unlike Hollywood zombies, philosophers’ zombies are identical to us in almost all respects. Your zombie twin looks like you, behaves like you, and speaks like you. It has the same tastes and psychology as you, and it’s brain is identical to your brain. In fact, from another person’s point of view, there is no difference between you and your zombie twin. But there is a difference. Unlike you, your zombie twin has no conscious experiences. It’s like an automaton that thinks and behaves in exactly the same way as you but without conscious experiences. Philosophers argue that if such a being is logically possible, we can conclude that conscious experiences are not a product of the physical brain.

More info:

Published by: Brent Silby on Sep 10, 2010
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PPS, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

09/11/2013

pdf

text

original

 
Zombies
Philosophy of MindBRENT SILBYUnlimited (UPT)
 
What is a Zombie?
 
Brainstorm definition…
 
 
What is a Zombie?
 
 A philosopher 
s zombie is identical to a person
 
Only difference is it has no conscious experiences.
Can we imagine what that is like to be a Zombie?

Activity (6)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
Reza Nikshahi liked this
Anshul Raj liked this
Brent Silby added this note
Hi Alex, this ppt needs to be presented and can't be taken in isolation. It is based on my article: On the Conceivability of Zombies by Brent Silby which you should check out. A Philosophical Zombie is defined as a being identical with a human but with no conscious experience. The possibility of non-conscious experience therefore entails the logical possibility of Zombie
Raju Parmar liked this
roberttr liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->