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Are you worried about getting eaten by p-zombies?

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)22:35, 21 September 2013

I'm worried I am a p-zombie

"Shut up, Brx."23:39, 21 September 2013

The real problem is not in establishing whether you yourself are a p-zombie, but whether everyone else is.

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)23:53, 21 September 2013

Are you afraid that if you answer me, it'll set a precedent that you do all your cognitive sciencin' for free? Because I can't pay you...

"Shut up, Brx."04:42, 23 September 2013

Well, the p-zombie argument generally assumes that you can nail down the fact that you are conscious because you have first-hand experience. (Cogito ergo sum and all that, though you can even doubt that if you want to be a radical skeptic about it.) A zombie would not be self-aware, but would only act like it. The problem then is extrapolating that to other people and/or zombies.

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)05:31, 23 September 2013
 

But I'm Daniel Dennett, bitches!

Scarlet A.pngtheist11:11, 24 September 2013

In the sequel, they fight an army of Blockheads.

Nebuchadnezzar (talk)04:12, 25 September 2013