17. The Mind Is the Brain- Peter Carruthers

17. The Mind Is the Brain- Peter Carruthers - "The Mind Is...

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“The Mind Is the Brain” Peter Carruthers I. Mind/Brain Identity Mind/brain identity- conscious experiences and physical states may be the same things, doesn’t claim that all experiences can be described as brain-processes. (A) An Argument for the Identity-Thesis some mental states and events are causally necessary for some physical events, and some physical events are necessary for some bodily movements. The only way to believe some mental events are causally necessary for physical events and that it is unnecessary to appeal to anything other than physical events to explain the happenings of other physical events is to believe that some mental events are physical. - some conscious events are causally necessary for physical ones - there is no need to revert to anything but physical-physical causality in neuro-physiological science - some conscious events are identical to physical events Leibniz Law- identical things share identical properties. II. Preliminary Difficulties (A) Certainty - I am certain of my experiences when I have them - I cannot be as certain about the existence of physical
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2008 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Heathwood, during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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17. The Mind Is the Brain- Peter Carruthers - "The Mind Is...

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