Monthly Archives: March 2016

Philosophical zombies and 1984

(from today’s “Zombie Zymposium”) I’d like to discuss two things. First, I’ll discuss the quasi-technical use of “zombies” in recent discussions of the philosophy of consciousness. I’ll call these entities “philosophical zombies” since, as we’ll see, they are not much … Continue reading

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Defining the divine

Here is a big question: Is anything divine? It’s easiest simply to assume (for now) that there is a natural world, and that this world is pretty much what it appears to be (with corrections supplied through scientific inquiry, of … Continue reading

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