The Paradox of Consciousness and the Realism/Anti-Realism Debate

Logos Architekton 3 (1):7-37 (2009)
Abstract
Beginning with the paradoxes of zombie twins, we present an argument that dualism is both true and false. We show that avoiding this contradiction is impossible. Our diagnosis is that consciousness itself engenders this contradiction by producing contradictory points of view. This result has a large effect on the realism/anti-realism debate, namely, it suggests that this debate is intractable, and furthermore, it explains why this debate is intractable. We close with some comments on what our results mean for metaphysics and philosophy, in general.
Keywords Consciousness  supervenience  dualism  physicalism  realism, anti-realism   zombie twins  zombies  dialetheism
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