Consciousness, agents and the knowledge game

Minds and Machines 15 (3):415-444 (2005)
This paper has three goals. The first is to introduce the “knowledge game”, a new, simple and yet powerful tool for analysing some intriguing philosophical questions. The second is to apply the knowledge game as an informative test to discriminate between conscious (human) and conscious-less agents (zombies and robots), depending on which version of the game they can win. And the third is to use a version of the knowledge game to provide an answer to Dretske’s question “how do you know you are not a zombie?”.
Keywords *Consciousness States  *Games  *Knowledge Level
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DOI 10.1007/s11023-005-9005-z
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