Robots, Zombies and Us: Understanding Consciousness [Pehme köide]

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  • Ilmumisaeg: 23-Feb-2017
  • Kirjastus: Bloomsbury Academic
  • ISBN-10: 1474286593
  • ISBN-13: 9781474286596
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  • Formaat: Paperback, 208 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 216x138x15 mm, kaal: 297 g
  • Ilmumisaeg: 23-Feb-2017
  • Kirjastus: Bloomsbury Academic
  • ISBN-10: 1474286593
  • ISBN-13: 9781474286596
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Could robots be genuinely intelligent and conscious? Are zombies logically possible? Using questions about robots and zombies, Robert Kirk introduces the main problems of consciousness and argues for a new approach to solving them.

Alongside explanations of behaviourism, Turing's test of intelligence and Searle's famous Chinese Room argument, Kirk discusses Cartesian dualism, and objections to it before tackling what's wrong with the zombie idea. After raising these central problems of consciousness and revealing why zombies are impossible, Kirk sketches out and defends the core principles of functionalism: an approach according to which consciousness is a matter of the performance of functions. He addresses opposition and uses ideas, such as the 'brain in the vat', to show how this approach can deal with other kinds of phenomenal consciousness, arguing why there is no serious alternative to functionalism.

While there is wide agreement among philosophers about what constitutes the main problems of consciousness, there is little agreement on how to go about solving them. By making a strong case for adopting functionalism, Kirk presents an engaging introduction to consciousness.

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Kirk provides an excellent overview of the philosophical study of consciousness that is at once packed with arguments and accessible to those who are just beginning their study of consciousness. -- Richard Brown, Professor of Philosophy, LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, USA The zombie thought experiment has tormented philosophers for decades. In an ambitious book, Kirk presents an ingenious argument intended to remove the zombie threat once and for all. Like everything in philosophy, it's wildly controversial. But if it works, Kirk has found the Holy Grail: a solution to the hard problem of consciousness, and a theory that can integrate consciousness into our scientific picture of the world. -- Philip Anthony Goff, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Central European University, Hungary.

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Centered around debates about zombies and robots, this introduction not only covers the main problems of consciousness, it shows how those problems can be solved.
Preface viii
1 Introduction
1(8)
2 Behaviour is not enough
9(10)
3 Machines
19(2)
4 Intelligent robots?
21(26)
5 Is something non-physical involved?
47(16)
6 Zombies
63(12)
7 What's wrong with the zombie idea?
75(18)
8 The basic package
93(24)
9 What's needed on top of the basic package
117(8)
10 Functionalism
125(14)
11 Functionalism is compulsory
139(12)
12 Is there an explanatory gap?
151(16)
13 Brains in vats and buckets
167(18)
References 185(2)
Index 187
Robert Kirk is Emeritus Professor in the Philosophy Department at Nottingham University, UK. His books include Raw Feeling (OUP 1994), Mind and Body (Acumen 2003), Zombies and Consciousness (OUP 2005), and The Conceptual Link from Physical to Mental (OUP 2013).