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Mind and Matter

In this episode, we discussed the hard problem of consciousness, why it is hard, and compared arguments for Materialism versus Dualism.

Consciousness and its place in the brain (David Chalmers, 2006)

Mary’s Room (the knowledge argument against Materialism) and Qualia:

Philosophical Zombies (the conceivability argument against Materialism):

Intentionality as an argument for Dualism (John Searle, 1984):

Emergent materialism/ emergenetism:


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