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Unformatted text preview: have a certain way of defining terms like ‘belief’; a ‘belief’ is nothing more than a disposition to behave in a certain way. IDENTITY THEORIST You think that the ‘mind’ is just the physical brain. A mental ‘event’, like having a belief or perceptual experience is just a particular neurological state of the brain. PARTIAL FUNCTIONALIST You think that mental events or states (like ‘belief’ or ‘pain’) are best described as ‘functional states’ of the organism, except when they have “qualitative content.” In that case, they’re identical with neuro-physiological states. Note that the non-dualist theories are arranged roughly chronologically, from left to right. Functionalism (or some version of it) is now probably the most widely-accepted theory....
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course PHIL 2010 taught by Professor Snyder during the Fall '06 term at Georgia State.
- Fall '06