ask a philosophical zombie

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After countless years of introspection and self-observation, I have come to the conclusion that I must be a philosophical zombie. I live, breathe, think, act just as you do. But I am missing that which grants me conscious experience.

Obviously my being a self-aware philosophical zombie makes me an interesting object of philosophical study. If you have any questions for me concerning my experiences (or lack thereof), please ask them here.

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 8 August 2007 04:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

?????BUT IS IT ART?????

Stevie D, Thursday, 9 August 2007 20:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

what motivation would a philosophical zombie have for introspection and self-observation?

Heave Ho, Friday, 10 August 2007 21:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Heave Ho,

I may not have true conscious experience, but I do have a brain, and I put it to good use. "Motivation" is not something that is tied to consciousness; it is a chemically driven process in the brain that may have manifest effects on the consciousness, but it is ultimately no different from our other neural patterns in terms of its mechanical and behavioral function.

xo,
p.z.

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 06:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

when they show Resident Evil 2 on cable they replace every instance of the word "motherfucker" with "motivator."

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 18 September 2007 06:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Contents

* 1 Types of zombies
* 2 Zombie arguments
* 3 Criticism
* 4 Notes
* 5 References and further reading
* 6 See also
* 7 External links

Hurting 2, Friday, 29 February 2008 05:08 (ten years ago) Permalink


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