Review of P. Ludlow, Y. Nagasawa & D. Stoljar , There's Something about Mary: Essays on Phenomenal Consciousness and Frank Jackson's Knowledge Argument [Book Review]


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Torin Alter
University of Alabama
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The titular ‘Mary’ refers to Jackson’s famous protagonist. Her story takes place in the future, when all physical facts have been discovered. This includes “everything in completed physics, chemistry, and neurophysiology, and all there is to know about the causal and relational facts consequent upon all this, including of course functional roles” . Mary learns all this by watching lectures on a monochromatic television monitor. But she spends her life in a black-and-white room and has no color experiences. Then she leaves the room and sees colors for the first time
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