On Sat, Oct 20, 2012 at 11:04 PM, Roger Clough <rclo...@verizon.net> wrote:
> Hi Bruno Marchal
> This is also where I run into trouble with the p-zombie
> definition of what a zombie is.  It has no mind
> but it can still behave just as a real person would.
> But that assumes, as the materialists do, that the mind
> has no necessary function. Which is nonsense, at least
> to a realist.
> Thus Dennett claims that a real candidate person
> does not need to have a mind. But that's in his
> definition of what a real person is. That's circular logic.

Not really, he claims that zombies do not exist and if an entity
(human, computer, whatever) behaves as if it has a mind, then it does
have a mind.

Stathis Papaioannou

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