Consciousness - Physicalism & Dualism (Papineau & Goff)

source: Philosophical Overdose     2013年2月22日
Philip Goff and David Papineau discuss consciousness and whether it's at bottom something physical or material. Goff rejects physicalism/materialism, Papineau accepts it. In this discussion, they examine the arguments on each side. They consider the causal exclusion argument for physicalism, the much-discussed "knowledge argument" against physicalism, conceptual dualism, explore Goff's own reasons for rejecting physicalism, weigh the dualist arguments of Chalmers and Jackson, discuss Papineau's reasons to reject the transparency of phenomenal concepts, ponder what Levine calls the "explanatory gap", and confront the specter of epiphenomenalism.
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