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2011 | 12 | 2 | 196-202

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Zombies and Muscle Memory: Rethinking Somatic Consciousness and the Mind-Body Problem



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In this paper I am going to argue on the existence of somatic consciousness, which has a special importance in resolving the mind-body problem. The discussion will include such issues as the range of somatic consciousness and the possibility of improving such an idea not only by interdisciplinary scientific studies but also through contemporary analytic philosophy of mind.










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  • Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology (Aesthetics), University of Tokyo, Japan


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