Thursday, 16 March 2017

Philosophy Research Seminar

Zombies, Schmonceivability and the Mirroring Objection: All Escape-Routes Barred

Speaker: Doug Campbell,
University of Canterbury, Philosophy Department

Abstract: The “zombie argument” is a famous argument against physicalism, due to the Australian philosopher, David Chalmers. Is it sound? Recently three philosophers at the UC (myself, Jack Copeland, and Zhao-Ran Deng) have argued that it isn’t, using what we called the “mirror argument”. Chalmers has responded that the mirror argument has a flaw. In this talk I show why Chalmers is wrong, and why he has no viable means of defending the zombie argument.

Time: Tuesday 21 March, 11am—1pm

Place: Logie 104

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