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Why and how we are not zombies

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A robot that is functionally indistinguishable from us may or may not be a mindless Zombie. There will never be any way to know, yet its functional principles will be as close as we can ever get to explaining the mind.

Keywords: Mind; Turing test; computation; consciousness; explanation; feelings; functionalism; intentionality; mind-body problem; qualia; reverse engineering; telekinesis; telepathy

Document Type: Review Article

Publication date: February 1, 1994

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