Fill in the blank. The choices are: is in control; has high capability.
a. If the variability in a process is approximately constant over time, the process _________.
b. If most units produced conform to specifications, the process __________.
Reductive Materialism Mental states= neural states o Pain= c-fiber firing Benefits of Reductive materialism o No interaction problems o No problem of other minds o Flaws: not obvious ones Arguments o Parsimony Either pain is perfectly correlated with brain processes, or it is identical to brain processes Occam’s razor Therefore pain is identical to certain brain processes o Causal role Pain= the occupant of causal role R Neural state N occupies causal role R Therefore pain= neural state N Objections o Illiteracy/Unknowing I know about my pain, I don’t know about c fibers therefore they are not equal (Leibniz’s Law) o Possibility Its possible that lighting will not turn out to be atmospheric electrical discharge, but that doesn’t completely rule it out o