PHIL 241 Non-reductive Materialism
PHIL 241 Non-reductive Materialism PHIL 241
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Date Created: 03/29/16
Non-Reductive Materialism 3/24 Functional characterization o State characterizes the state in terms of causal relations o Causes from outside states, causes and effects inside the state and effects outside the states o Only makes reference to functional capacities NOT physical realizations They are functional states o Role functionalism vs realizer functionalism Role: Abstract states Realizer: identical states Ramsification o The functional specification given by the Ramsey sentence Car example: Ramsey puts variables in the place of “special” terms like ignition, and creates a model Explain X and Y Different theories of what a ‘car’ is will yield different Ramsey sentences o Use science to develop a true theory then use Ramsey sentence Application of Ramsification to the mind o Does an animal have c fibers? If NO then if does not feel pain
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