ask a philosophical zombie

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

Heave Ho, Friday, 10 August 2007 21:06 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fifteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link


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