Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2012 Noah O. Abolafia-Rosenzweig
This paper explores and evaluates the famous Mary case put forward by Frank Jackson in support of what he calls the knowledge argument against physicalism. After laying out Jackson’s position, I set out to determine whether certain previous physicalist attempts at undermining it have been successful. Finding that they have not, I use their shortcomings to inform the construction of a new position, one which I argue renders the Mary case at odds with itself and frees physicalism from the knowledge argument’s grasp.
Abolafia-Rosenzweig, Noah O., "Mary’s Dilemma: A Novel Take On Jackson’s Famous Thought Experiment" (2012). CMC Senior Theses. 524.