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Phil1November 5 - November 5 2007 Read Hilary Putnam Turing...

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November 5, 2007 Read Hilary Putnam, Turing Machines 1) Correlations, Causes, Identities a. One of the popular pieces of evidences that gets put forth in favor of the Identity Theory is that there are correlations between mental states and brain states. b. But not every correlation is suggestive of an identity. c. Just because Fs are correlated with Gs does not imply by itself that Fs=Gs. d. Sometimes a correlation between Fs and Gs can be accounted for by a direct causal relationship i. Fs are correlated with Gs because Fs cause Gs or vice versa e. Ex 1: There is a correlation between my car insurance increasing and my getting into an accident for which I’m at fault. i. In this case, my getting into car accidents causes my car insurance to increase and this explains the correlation. f. Sometimes a correlation between Fs and Gs is explained by an indirect causal relationship i. Fs and Gs are correlated because Fs indirectly cause Gs ii. Fs cause Hs and Hs cause Gs, such that whenever you have a G, you
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 1 taught by Professor Lewis during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.

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Phil1November 5 - November 5 2007 Read Hilary Putnam Turing...

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