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?) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Everything List" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to everything-list+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/everything-list. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/groups/opt_out.