Zombies and the function of consciousness

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Todd Moody's Zombie Earth thought experiment is an attempt to show that ‘conscious inessentialism’ is false or in need of qualification. We defend conscious inessentialism against his criticisms, and argue that zombie thought experiments highlight the difficulty of explaining why consciousness evolved and what function(s) it serves. This is the hardest problem in consciousness studies.

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Departments of Philosophy, Psychology, and Neurobiology Duke University, Durham, NC, 27707, USA. 2: Email: twp2@acpub.duke.edu

Publication date: April 1, 1995

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