Philosophical Quarterly 57 (229):650–666 (2007)

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Keith Frankish
University of Sheffield
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In recent years the 'zombie argument' has come to occupy a central role in the case against physicalist views of consciousness, in large part because of the powerful advocacy it has received from David Chalmers.1 In this paper I seek to neutralize it by showing that a parallel argument can be run for physicalism, an argument turning on the conceivability of what I shall call anti-zombies. I shall argue that the result is a stand-off, and that the zombie argument offers no independent reason to reject physicalism.
Keywords Consciousness   Physicalism   Mind
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9213.2007.510.x
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A Causal Argument for Dualism.Bradford Saad - 2018 - Philosophical Studies 175 (10):2475-2506.
Zombies.Robert Kirk - 2003 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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