Czy logiczna możliwość implikuje metafizyczną możliwość?
Does logical possibility entail metaphysical possibility?
Subject(s): Metaphysics, Logic
Published by: Copernicus Center Press
Keywords: conceivability; logical possibility; metaphysical possibility; qualia; the hard problem of consciousness; the zombie argument;
Summary/Abstract: According to Chalmers, the argument from the conceivability of philosophical zombies disproves materialism in the philosophy of mind. This claim depends on the assumption that conceivability (logical possibility) entails metaphysical possibility. Such entailment is incorrect, however, because a materialist might formulate an analogous argument from the conceivability of anti-zombies. A clash between two mutually excluding logical possibilities prevents one from inferring a metaphysical possibility from any of them.
- Issue Year: 2014
- Issue No: 55
- Page Range: 75-89
- Page Count: 15
- Language: Polish