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What is it like to be a Zombie? (2002 )

Robert C. Stalnaker

in Ways a World Might Be

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780199251483
Published online April 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602320 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199251487.003.0014
 What is it like to be a Zombie? (2002 )

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This paper examines the disagreement between those who think zombies are possible and those who think they are not. It aims to shed light on general questions about the nature of modal claims, and about the relation between metaphysical, semantic, and empirical questions. The views of three functional philosophers who provide unequivocal answers to the question “Are zombies possible?” are described.

Keywords: zombie; possible world; modal claims; metaphysics; materialism

Chapter.  7397 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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