Lecture11.ppt

Lecture11.ppt - No Deep Worries About Other Minds Makes...

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Type-Identity Theory (Basic Materialism) Background: Key Question: What Makes Something A Mental State? Reductionism In Science Example: Water Is H 2 0 Core Assumption: To Discover The Essence Of Something, We Focus Upon Its Physical Composition
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Type-Identity Theory Central Claim: Mental States Are Defined By Virtue Of Their Underlying Neurological Make-Up. In Short, Types Of Mental States Are Simply Types Of Brain States. Virtues: No Interaction Problem
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Unformatted text preview: No Deep Worries About Other Minds Makes Psychology Part Of The Natural Sciences Evolutionary And Developmental Plausibility Problems With Identity Theory Appeals To Leibnizs Law Minds And Brains Seem To Have Different Properties Reply: Look At Historical Analogues Material Chauvinism Martian And Brain Transplant Thought-Experiments And What They Show Reply: Functionalist Materialism...
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