Interactionist Zombies

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Abstract

One of the most popular arguments in favor of dualism is the zombie-conceivability argument. It is often argued that the possibility of zombies would entail that mental properties are epiphenomenal. This paper attempts to defuse the argument, offering a model of dualist mental causation which can serve as a basis for a modified, interactionist-friendly zombie argument.

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Jake Khawaja
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Mental Causation for Standard Dualists.Bram Vaassen - 2024 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy.

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