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- relating to zombies
1999 November 28, Daniel Dennett, “The Zombic Hunch: Extinction of an Intuition?”, in Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness, Cambridge, London: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, LCC B945.D393S94 2005, ISBN 978-0262042253, LCCN 2004048681, OCLC 474825500, page 14:
- […] there has been a gradual process of distillation, leaving just about all the reactionaries, for all their disagreements among themselves, united in the conviction that there is a real difference between a conscious person and a perfect zombie–let's call that intuition the Zombic Hunch–leading them to the thesis of Zombism: that the fundamental flaw in any mechanistic theory of consciousness is that it cannot account for this important difference.
- resembling a zombie
2007 November 6, Adam Gopnik, Through the Children's Gate: A Home in New York, Random House, ISBN 9781400075751:
- She explained to me instantly that it was normal for children to develop intense attachments to pets, even “zombic” ones that did not reciprocate affection, and that a pair of Japanese psychologists, Hatano and Inagaki, had done studies of how children develop intuitive theories of biology by having pets.
2008 May 1, Gary Buslik, A Grump in Paradise Discovers that Anyplace It's Legal to Carry a Machete is Comedy Just Waiting to Happen, Palo Alto: Travelers' Tales, LCC F2171.3.B87 2008, ISBN 9781932361582, LCCN 2008003087, page 2:
- I've always thought it more sensible than the zombic passivity we associate with Caucasian moviegoing—not unlike the difference between a staid Presbyterian church service and a rip-roaring Baptist get-down.