Zombies, evolution and naturalism

David Chalmers is a world-leading Australian philosopher in the area of consciousness. Here’s a video where he says that consciousness is unnecessary from an evolutionary perspective. A naturalistic view says that everything about life ought to be explainable on evolutionary grounds. So if consciousness does not make ‘evolutionary sense’ the question is: how do we explain it? “God could have created a world without consciousness, where we are all zombies; our world is not a world of zombies, we are not robots…that itself is something that needs explanation.” Treat yourself to an introduction to what is perhaps the biggest challenge to a naturalist worldview.
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