On 13 October 2013 17:40, Craig Weinberg <whatsons...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I don't believe in philosophical zombies. I use puppet because a puppet
> implies an absence of conscious presence, which is an ordinary condition of
> macrocosmic objects as we seem them, because the sensation associated with
> them belongs to a distant frame (microcosm). A zombie is supernatural
> because rather than the seeming absence of presence (normal), they imply
> the presence of absence, which is unnatural and cannot exist. There can be
> no undead, only the unlive.
Puppet implies a puppeteer. In a sense our bodies are puppets controlled by
our brains. So there is a conscious presence.
I wonder if there are psychological conditions that are similar to
philosophical zombiehood? I.e. doing things as though conscious when you
aren't. (Maybe sleep walking?)
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