Sydney Shoemaker
Cornell University
One does not have to agree with the main conclusions of David Chalmers’s book in order to find it stimulating, instructive, and frequently brilliant. If Chalmers’s arguments succeed, his achievement will of course be enormous; he will have overthrown the materialist orthodoxy that has reigned in philosophy of mind and cognitive science for the last half century. If, as I think, they fail, his achievement is nevertheless considerable. For his arguments draw on, and give forceful and eloquent expression to, widely held intuitions; seeing how they go astray, if they do, cannot help but deepen our understanding of the issues he is addressing.
Keywords Consciousness  Metaphysics  Mind  Zombie  Chalmers, D
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