Consciousness, Agents and the Knowledge Game

L. Floridi

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This paper has three goals. The first is to introduce the “knowledge game”, a new, simple and yet powerful tool for analysing some intriguing philosophical questions. The second is to apply the knowledge game as an informative test to discriminate between conscious (human) and conscious-less agents (zombies and robots), depending on which version of the game they can win. And the third is to use a version of the knowledge game to provide an answer to Dretske’s question “how do you know you are not a zombie?”.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)415-444
JournalMinds and Machines
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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