Causal Essentialism versus the Zombie Worlds

Garrett, Brian Jonathan
March 2009
Canadian Journal of Philosophy;Mar2009, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p93
Academic Journal
The article focuses on causal essentialism versus the zombie worlds, the world physically indiscernible from the actual world. It introduces causal essentialism and its defenders, along with the zombie argument. It also discusses how causal essentialism can offer a natural account for why physical property concepts seem to be causal-role or functional concepts. It presents the incompatibility of zombie worlds with causal essentialism. It also offers information on dualism. It states that zombie argument can be rejected against physicalism with the resources of causal essentialism.


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