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Zombies and Consciousness

Robert Kirk

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

By definition, zombies would be behaviourally and physically just like us, but not conscious. If a zombie world is possible, then physicalism is false. Just as importantly, the seductive conception ... More


Dynamical (Self-)Consciousness?

Michael Spivey

in The Continuity of Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170788
eISBN:
9780199786831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170788.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This final chapter takes a somewhat more speculative turn to discussing what role the concept of consciousness might have in a complex continuous dynamical system, such as a brain enmeshed in a body ... More


Minds and Mental Integration

Barry Dainton

in The Phenomenal Self

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199288847
eISBN:
9780191710742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288847.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter begins with a survey of the sorts of states and capacities to be found in typical human minds, focusing on the differing extents to which these have phenomenal aspects or manifestations. ... More


“Off the page and into your brains!”: New Millennium Zombies and the Scourge of Hopeful Apocalypses

Margo Collins and Elson Bond

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter probes the depiction of zombies in such contemporary novels as World War Z, Zombie Haiku, and the revisionist classic Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Authors Margo Collins and Elson ... More


Further Applications: Originalism and Experience

R. M. Sainsbury and Michael Tye

in Seven Puzzles of Thought and How to Solve Them: And How to Solve Them: An Originalist Theory of Concepts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199695317
eISBN:
9780191738531
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695317.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter applies originalism to three further problems: the content of hallucinatory experience, the epistemic role of perception, and arguments against physicalism based on conceivability ... More


Vampires and Zombies: Transcultural Migrations and Transnational Interpretations

Dorothea Fischer-Hornung and Monika Mueller (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781496804747
eISBN:
9781496804785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496804747.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The undead are very much alive in the contemporary cultural imaginary. Monsters in general, and vampires and zombies specifically, have garnered a generous amount of attention in print media, cinema, ... More


Buddhas as Zombies:A Buddhist Reduction of Subjectivity

Mark Siderits

in Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593804
eISBN:
9780191595691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion

While some Buddhist philosophers maintain that consciousness is necessarily reflexive in nature, others deny this. Here it is maintained that there are good philosophical reasons to deny that ... More


How to Evaluate the Unity Thesis

Tim Bayne

in The Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter provides a framework for the third‐person evaluation of the unity thesis. The framework involves two ‘moments’: a ‘positive moment’ and a ‘negative moment.’ The former is concerned with ... More


Hypnosis

Tim Bayne

in The Unity of Consciousness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199215386
eISBN:
9780191594786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215386.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

This chapter examines the claim that the unity of consciousness is lost in the context of forms of hypnosis that involve a ‘hidden observer.’ According to a number of theorists—most notably ... More


Zombies, Migrants, and Queers: Race and Crisis Capitalism in Pop Culture

Camilla Fojas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040924
eISBN:
9780252099441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040924.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The alarm and anxiety unleashed by the Great Recession found fascinating expression across popular culture. Harried survivors negotiated societal collapse among zombies in The Walking Dead. ... More


Cartesianism

Wallace Matson

in Grand Theories and Everyday Beliefs: Science, Philosophy, and their Histories

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199812691
eISBN:
9780199919420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812691.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Cartesian skepticism, unlike Pyrrhonism, was total, calling into question low beliefs as well as high. Descartes himself was not a skeptic but set out the argument in its favor for the purpose of ... More


Introduction

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

A cook was charged with cruelty to animals for putting live prawns on a hot-plate, but the case was dropped for lack of expertise on whether prawns could suffer pain. What matters from the point of ... More


Zombies and Minimal Physicalism

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Epiphenomenalism accepts the causal closure of the physical, hence the possibility of zombies. But it is argued, via consideration of the ‘redescription thesis’, that physicalism involves commitment ... More


The Case for Zombies

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The definition of zombies is clarified, and the main arguments for the alleged possibility of zombies are examined. The ‘conceivability argument’ is influential: zombies are conceivable; whatever is ... More


Zapping the Zombie Idea

Robert Kirk

in Zombies and Consciousness

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199285488
eISBN:
9780191603150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199285489.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Although the zombie idea seems to fit in with some ‘natural and plain’ intuitions (Chalmers), it conflicts with others. Reinforced by the ‘jacket fallacy’, it both feeds on and feeds an incoherent ... More


Phenomenal Concepts and Higher-Order Experiences

Peter Carruthers

in Consciousness: Essays from a Higher-Order Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199277360
eISBN:
9780191602597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199277362.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Argues for the need to recognise higher-order perceptual experiences and briefly argues for the superiority of the author’s own dispositional HOT version of higher-order perception (HOP) theory (here ... More


Case Studies

Herman Cappelen

in Philosophy without Intuitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199644865
eISBN:
9780191739026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644865.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter sets about testing empirically the claim that philosophical practice involves an implicit reliance on intuitions. It does this by examining ten philosophical thought experiments in ... More


“They are not men … they are dead bodies”: From Cannibal to Zombie and Back Again

Chera Kee

in Better Off Dead: The Evolution of the Zombie as Post-Human

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234462
eISBN:
9780823241255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234462.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This chapter investigates the earliest wave of zombie cinema, and the original mythology that transmitted the zombie to mainstream consciousness around the time of the U.S. occupation of Haiti. ... More


Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

Stacey Abbott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694907
eISBN:
9781474426725
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694907.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Twenty-first century film and television is overwhelmed with images of the undead. Vampires and zombies have often been seen as oppositional: one alluring, the other repellent; one seductive, the ... More


Selling the Splat Pack: The DVD Revolution and the American Horror Film

Mark Bernard

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748685493
eISBN:
9781474406444
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685493.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the role of the DVD market in the growth of ultraviolent horror in the 2000s and assesses how the emergence of the market changed cultural and industrial attitudes to horror films ... More


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