Title

The Zombie Menace: The Hard Problem with the Hard Problem

Date

5-28-2015 2:00 PM

End Time

28-5-2015 2:30 PM

Location

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 336

Department

Philosophy

Session Chair

Mark Perlman

Session Title

Presentation of Philosophy Senior Theses

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Mark Perlman

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

In this paper I will be disputing a variety of claims made by Chalmers in relation to philosophy of mind. Specifically I will be disputing his arguments for the dismissal of materialism about consciousness presented in his book Consciousness and its Place in Nature. I will argue that Chalmers has made a variety of errors and assumptions that, when scrutinized closely, do not support his view of the special status of consciousness and his rejection of materialism.

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May 28th, 2:00 PM May 28th, 2:30 PM

The Zombie Menace: The Hard Problem with the Hard Problem

Bellamy Hall (HSS) 336

In this paper I will be disputing a variety of claims made by Chalmers in relation to philosophy of mind. Specifically I will be disputing his arguments for the dismissal of materialism about consciousness presented in his book Consciousness and its Place in Nature. I will argue that Chalmers has made a variety of errors and assumptions that, when scrutinized closely, do not support his view of the special status of consciousness and his rejection of materialism.