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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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Pauen, Michael
 
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Functionalism V 67
Multiple realizability: a variety of neural activity can cause one and the same mental state. (E.g. -Split Brain: takeover by other areas). Problem for the identity theory and materialism
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V 130
Definiton Semantic functionalism/Lewis/Pauen: reverts exclusively to everyday language behavioural vocabulary.
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V 132
Functionalism/Lewis/Pauen: Vs multiple realization (if the roles are determined accurately enough.) - that distinguishes him from most other functionalists.
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V 135f
Psycho-functionalism/Pauen: responds to the shortcomings of everyday language in determining mental states - "the functional description can be pushed to an individual neuron -" representative: Dennett: Vseverydaypsychology: Problem: to recognize simulation -

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M. Pauen
Grundprobleme der Philosophie des Geistes Frankfurt 2001


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-03-27