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Keywords:

  • modal argument;
  • phenomenal concepts;
  • metaconceptual move;
  • Saul Kripke;
  • David Chalmers;
  • John Perry

Abstract

I argue that an identity theorist can successfully resist a Kripkean modal argument by employing what I call a metaconceptual move. Furthermore, by showing how this move fails to apply straightforwardly to Chalmers' argument, I clarify the nature of the threat presented by Chalmers and how it differs from a Kripkean modal argument.