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Functionalism, philosophy of mind: the thesis that mind states are functional states that can be described by input and output. See also identity theory, mind-body-problem, materialism, physicalism, mental states.
 
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McGinn, Colin
 
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Functionalism II 71
Theory/McGinn: what makes a scientific theory successful? - Functional analysis: what makes the kidney effective as a filter system, makes it inefficient as pumping system at the same time.
The design of a machine is definitely not a question of "Where there’s a will, there’s a way".
Our language is useless when it comes to seeing the world as it is, just as the eye cannot speak.

McG I
C. McGinn
Die Grenzen vernünftigen Fragens Stuttgart 1996

McG II
C. McGinn
Wie kommt der Geist in die Materie? München 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-04-24