Robert Kirk (philosopher)

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Robert (Bob) Kirk is a professor emeritus in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. Kirk is known for his work on philosophical zombies—putative unconscious beings physically and behaviorally identical to human beings. Although Kirk did not invent this idea, he introduced the term zombie in his 1974 paper "Sentience and Behaviour",[1] and helped to popularize the concept in the 1970s.[2][3] Kirk continued to publish on consciousness and physicalism during the 1980s and 1990s and recently has reversed his position and written against the possibility of zombies in his 2005 book Zombies and Consciousness.[3]

References

  1. Kirk, Robert (January 1974). "Sentience and Behaviour". Mind. 83 (329): 43–60. doi:10.1093/mind/lxxxiii.329.43. JSTOR 2252795.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Hauser, Larry (June 12, 2006). "Review of Zombies and Consciousness by Robert Kirk". Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 McCrone, John (2006). "Review of Zombies and Consciousness by Robert Kirk" (PDF). Journal of Consciousness Studies. 13 (4): 113–120.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

Selected bibliography

  • — (January 1974). "Sentience and Behaviour". Mind. 83 (329): 43–60. doi:10.1093/mind/lxxxiii.329.43. JSTOR 2252795.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • —. "Zombies v. Materialists". Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society. 48 (Suppl): 135–152.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (1994). Raw Feeling. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-823679-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • — (2005). Zombies and Consciousness. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-928548-9.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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