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In Blocks article ‘Trouble with Functionalism’ Block argues many points against Functionalism, one of the first, against common-sense functionalism. He argues that functionalism is guilty of liberalism by characterizing mental states with descriptions of physical behaviour. He gives us (the reader) two examples the first being the homunculi-headed robots, this is a hypothetical example of a regular human body on the outside but inside an operation of tiny men. Each man has the simple task of pressing their sole button, when called upon. Pushing their button indicates the next state, which guides the next tiny man to push his button. Blocks next example is somewhat of the same but the ‘human body’ becomes the country of China and the ‘tiny men’ become Chinese citizens. Each citizen is given a radio, satellites broadcast letters informing who is to radio in, and the citizens wait for their letter to come up. This system
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