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  1. 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?
    David Chalmers
    Professor – School of Philosophy
    Australian National University

    Further Information:
    David Chalmers - personal homepage –

    David Chalmers - university homepage –

    Zombies - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy –

    David Chalmers Sings "The Zombie Blues" (Youtube) –

    Zombies on the web - compiled by David Chalmers –

    Online papers on consciousness - compiled by David Chalmers –

    All in the Mind on zombies and consciousness - 2002 –

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