Monday, March 18, 2013

Mary and the Zombies Support the Idea of the Soul

Monroe County

University of Notre Dame philosopher Gary Gutting has written a nice piece on brain-mind issues, using two famous philosophical examples; viz., Frank Jackson's "Mary" scenario, and David Chalmers's "zombie argument against physicalism." 

See Gutting's "Mary and the Zombies: Can Science Explain Consciousness?" Some philosophers, observes Gutting, think examples like Jackson's and Chalmers's "a traditional dualism of a natural body and a supernatural soul."