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November 2, 2007 1) Behaviorists on pain a. Paint is not some private inner episode of the soul that somehow mysteriously causes the body of a person to moan, wince, or say OUCH. b. Pain IS a person’s moaning, wincing or saying OUCH; a person’s disposition to moan, wince, or say OUCH. c. THEY JUST ARE BEHAVIOR 2) Objections to Behavioralism a. Ob 1: Consider a possible world that is exactly LIKE OURS IN RESPECT TO THE BEHAVIOR OF INDIVIDUALS, EXCEPT THAT THE MAJORITY OF INDIVIDUALS AT THAT POSSIBLE WORLD ARE BRAINLESS AUTOMATONS WHOSE BEHAVIOR IS CONTROLLED BY SOME TEAM OF INTELLIGENT SCIENTISTS. 1. So, my behavioral twin at this possible world exhibits all the same overt behavior and has all the same dispositions to behave. a. Whenever I stub my toe, I moan. b. Whenever my twin stubs his toe, he moans. 2. A behaviorist seems committed to saying that if one of us is in pain, then so is the other. But intuitively I am the only one in pain. 3.
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