Professional philosophers; research students; philosophy undergraduates; psychologists and neuroscientists tackling the empirical questions raised by consciousness.
Robert Kirk, University of Nottingham
"Kirk offers an intelligent and informed account of consciousness, together with an intriguing argument against the possibility of zombies." - Philip Goff, TLS
"Review from previous edition This difficult book richly rewards reading and rereading. My review does no justice to its breadth of discussion and detail of argumentation...Kirk has convinced me. Zombies pose no threat to materialism." - Larry Hauser, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews
2: Zombies and minimal physicalism
3: The case for zombies
4: Zapping the zombie idea
5: What has to be done
7: Decision, control, and integration
8: De-sophisticating the framework
9: Direct activity
10: Gap? What gap?
11: Survival of the fittest