PHIL 303M PROBLEMS FOR FUNCTIONALISM

PHIL 303M PROBLEMS FOR FUNCTIONALISM - PROBLEMS FOR...

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1) The Spectrum Inversion Problem 2) The Chinese Room Example 3) The China Body Problem The Spectrum Inversion Problem ¥ It might be the case that your color experiences are ¥ systematically character relative to mine. ¥ You experience when I experience ; you experience when I experience ; and so on. ¥ This might be the case, even though you are I are identical so that we both call , etc, and we perform the same ways in tests. ¥ But if there is a difference in experience not accompanied by a functional difference, then functionalism is false. Replies by the Functionalist ¥ 1) If you functioned in just the same way as me, you to have an experience of on seeing a object. It’s just that your might ‘feel’ on the inside different from mine. ¥ This concedes that functionalism does not capture everything about the mind ¥ 2) There would be functional differences if you experience when I experience , etc. ¥ A) the
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2012 for the course PSY 303 taught by Professor Lewis during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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