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Published: 06 January 2008

280 Pages

ISBN: 9780199229802

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Zombies and Consciousness

Robert Kirk

A Clarendon Press Publication

Zombies would be physically and behaviorally just like us, but not conscious--a strange idea which is currently highly influential in the philosophy of mind. In this clear, readable, and entertaining book Robert Kirk argues that the zombie idea reflects a fundamentally mistaken way of thinking about consciousness. He sets out both to show why there couldn't be zombies, and to present a strikingly original new argument about the true nature of conscious experience.