Week 8 Notes PHI 2010
Week 8 Notes PHI 2010 PHI 2010
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Annette Marin on Tuesday November 3, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to PHI 2010 at Florida State University taught by Randolph Clarke in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 35 views. For similar materials see Intro to Philosophy in PHIL-Philosophy at Florida State University.
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Date Created: 11/03/15
11315 703 PM Functionalism It is the functional role of a state that determines whether it is a mental state and if so what kind of mental state it is What s meant by functional rolequot The causal role that distinguished each kind of mental state consists of the casual relations that states of that kind tend to have with 1 environmental stimuli 2 other mental states of the individual and 3 bodily behavior Imagine that it is discovered that 1 the state of a human that plays the feelingpaininone s arm functional role is the firing of neurons of type N in pattern P and 2 the state of chimp that plays this role is the firing of neurons of type M in pattern Q Qualities of Experience Qualia The conscious subjective qualities that certain experiences have the what it slike to have such an experience An objection to Functionalism It leaves out this aspect of knowing what experiencing things feels like The Problem of Inverted Qualia It seems possible that you and some other individual might be in states that are functionally just alike and yet one of you have inverted color qualia Jackson Qualities of experience are nonphysical The Knowledge Argument 1 One can know all the physical information about someone who has a certain experience and yet not know what it is like to have that experience 2 If what it is like to have a certain experience were a physical property one could not know all the physical information about someone who has a certain experience and yet not know what is it like to have that experience 3 Therefore what it is like to have a certain experience is not a physical property 11315 703 PM 11315 703 PM