Philosophers Zone - 10 September 2011 - Zombies and consciousness

Zombies have been enjoying a bit of a revival, lately (though perhaps ‘enjoy’, which implies inner consciousness, is not the word we want here). The Hollywood zombie is a revenge-seeking corpse with a fervent hunger for human flesh, the traditional Haitian zombie is a kind of robotic slave but the philosophical zombie is a hypothetical figure: a creature like us in every respect but with no inner life. So what does the zombie have to teach us about the nature of human consciousness?
Guests:
David Chalmers
Professor – School of Philosophy
Australian National University

Further Information:
David Chalmers - personal homepage – https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/chalmers-dj

David Chalmers - university homepage – https://researchers.anu.edu.au/researchers/chalmers-dj

Zombies - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy – http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/zombies/

David Chalmers Sings "The Zombie Blues" (Youtube) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyS4VFh3xOU

Zombies on the web - compiled by David Chalmers – http://consc.net/zombies.html

Online papers on consciousness - compiled by David Chalmers – http://consc.net/online

All in the Mind on zombies and consciousness - 2002 – http://www.abc.net.au/rn/allinthemind/stories/2002/534412.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/philosopherszone/stories/2011/3311116.htm