A Wake Up Call

  • William S. RobinsonEmail author
Part of the Studies in Brain and Mind book series (SIBM, volume 6)


Although I am going to argue that we need not accept the conclusion expressed in Philip Goff’s title, I am grateful for the opportunity to comment on his paper. For I believe he has raised an important challenge that property dualism, and some other views, must face up to.


Firing Rate Phenomenal Quality Property Dualist Binary Property Gradual Disappearance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Philosophy and Religious StudiesIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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