On 9/27/2012 8:27 AM, Stephen P. King wrote:
Note that I think we agree (some forms of reasoning probably require consciousness), which only provides another reason to doubt the consistency of the definition of zombies. I don't think reasoning is normally assumed to require consciousness, which is why someone who defines zombies as non-conscious may still hold that they have a reasoning ability.

Most of reasoning, like other thinking, happens outside consciousness. Suppose you are playing chess. A move comes into your head, the consequences of that move occur to your. You are conscious of these two thoughts, but are you conscious of where they came from and why one followed the other?


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