Philosophical Psychology 29 (1):84-95 (2016)

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Joshua Shepherd
Carleton University
Matthew Parrott
King's College London
Anil Gomes
Oxford University
Abstract
In a recent paper, Gray, Knickman, and Wegner present three experiments which they take to show that people perceive patients in a persistent vegetative state to have less mentality than the dead. Following on from Gomes and Parrott, we provide evidence to show that participants' responses in the initial experiments are an artifact of the questions posed. Results from two experiments show that, once the questions have been clarified, people do not ascribe more mental capacity to the dead than to PVS patients. There is no reason to think that people perceive PVS patients as more dead than dead.
Keywords Mind perception  Dualism  Persistent Vegetative State
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DOI 10.1080/09515089.2015.1048328
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