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  1. Are There Teleological Functions to Compute?Dimitri Coelho Mollo - forthcoming - Philosophy of Science.
    I analyse a tension at the core of the mechanistic view of computation, generated by its joint commitment to the medium-independence of computational vehicles, and to computational systems possessing teleological functions to compute. While computation is individuated in medium-independent terms, teleology is sensitive to the constitutive physical properties of vehicles. This tension spells trouble for the mechanistic view, suggesting that there can be no teleological functions to compute. I argue that, once considerations about the relevant function-bestowing factors for computational systems (...)
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  2. Multiple Realization and Compositional Variation.Kevin Morris - forthcoming - Synthese:1-19.
    It has often been thought that compositional variation across systems that are similar from the point of view of the special sciences provides a key point in favor of the multiple realization of special science kinds and in turn the broadly nonreductive consequences often thought to follow from multiple realization. Yet in a series of articles, and culminating in The Multiple Realization Book, Tom Polger and Larry Shapiro argue that an account of multiple realization demanding enough to yield such nonreductive (...)
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  3. Does Functionalism Entail Extended Mind?Kengo Miyazono - 2017 - Synthese 194 (9):3523-3541.
    In discussing the famous case of Otto, a patient with Alzheimer’s disease who carries around a notebook to keep important information, Clark and Chalmers argue that some of Otto’s beliefs are physically realized in the notebook. In other words, some of Otto’s beliefs are extended into the environment. Their main argument is a functionalist one. Some of Otto’s beliefs are physically realized in the notebook because, first, some of the beliefs of Inga, a healthy person who remembers important information in (...)
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  4. Some Puzzles Concerning Relations Between Minds, Brains, and Bodies.Rick Grush - 2016
    In this article I explore a number of questions that have not been adequately investigated in philosophy of mind circles: are minds located in the same place as the brains (or other computing machinery) supporting them? Must they exist at the same location as the body? Must they exist at the same time? Could a single mind be implemented in multiple brains, or multiple minds in a single brain? Under what conditions might a single mind persist despite being implemented successively (...)
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  5. Functionalism and Multirealizability, On Interaction Between Structure and Function.Joëlle Proust - unknown
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  6. The Substance Theory of Mind and Contemporary Functionalism.A. E. M. & Thomas J. Ragusa - 1938 - Journal of Philosophy 35 (9):248.
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  7. XIII—‘Functionalism’ in Philosophy of Psychology.Norman Malcolm - 1980 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 80 (1):211-230.
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  8. Functionalism, Psychological Theory, and the Uniting Sciences: Some Discussion Remarks.Herbert Feigl - 1955 - Psychological Review 62 (3):232-235.
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  9. Discussion of Probabilistic Functionalism.Ernest R. Hilgard - 1955 - Psychological Review 62 (3):226-228.
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  10. Delusions and Beliefs: A Philosophical Inquiry.Kengo Miyazono - 2018 - Routledge.
  11. Proper Functionalism.Kenneth Boyce - 2016
    Proper Functionalism ‘Proper Functionalism’ refers to a family of epistemological views according to which whether a belief was formed by way of properly functioning cognitive faculties plays a crucial role in whether it has a certain kind of positive epistemic status (such as being an item of knowledge, or a … Continue reading Proper Functionalism →.
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  12. Corvids Infer the Mental States of Conspecifics.Ashley Keefner - 2016 - Biology and Philosophy 31 (2):267-281.
    It is well known that humans represent the mental states of others and use these representations to successfully predict, understand, and manipulate their behaviour. This is an impressive ability. Many comparative psychologists believe that some non-human apes and monkeys attribute mental states to others. But is this ability unique to mammals? In this paper, I review findings from a range of behavioural studies on corvids, including food caching, food recaching and food sharing studies. In order to protect their caches from (...)
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  13. Belief, Assertion and Moore’s Paradox.Timothy Chan - 2008 - Philosophical Studies 139 (3):395-414.
    In this article I argue that two received accounts of belief and assertion cannot both be correct, because they entail mutually contradictory claims about Moore's Paradox. The two accounts in question are, first, the Action Theory of Belief, the functionalist view that belief must be manifested in dispositions to act, and second, the Belief Account of Assertion, the Gricean view that an asserter must present himself as believing what he asserts. It is generally accepted also that Moorean assertions are absurd, (...)
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  14. Kim's Functionalism.Marian David - 1997 - Noûs 31 (S11):133-148.
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  15. Get the Latest Upgrade: Functionalism 6.3.1.Corey Maley & Gualtiero Piccinini - 2013 - Philosophia Scientae 17:135-149.
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  16. Structuralism, Functionalism, and the Four Aristotelian Causes.Olivier Rieppel - 1990 - Journal of the History of Biology 23 (2):291-320.
  17. Proper Functionalism.Kenneth Boyce - 2016 - Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
    Proper Functionalism ‘Proper Functionalism’ refers to a family of epistemological views according to which whether a belief was formed by way of properly functioning cognitive faculties plays a crucial role in whether it has a certain kind of positive epistemic status (such as being an item of knowledge, or a … Continue reading Proper Functionalism →.
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  18. Natural Minds.Thomas W. Polger - 2004 - Bradford.
    In Natural Minds Thomas Polger advocates, and defends, the philosophical theory that mind equals brain -- that sensations are brain processes -- and in doing so brings the mind-brain identity theory back into the philosophical debate about consciousness. The version of identity theory that Polger advocates holds that conscious processes, events, states, or properties are type- identical to biological processes, events, states, or properties -- a "tough-minded" account that maintains that minds are necessarily indentical to brains, a position held by (...)
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  19. Formalizing Preference Utilitarianism in Physical World Models.Caspar Oesterheld - 2016 - Synthese 193 (9).
    Most ethical work is done at a low level of formality. This makes practical moral questions inaccessible to formal and natural sciences and can lead to misunderstandings in ethical discussion. In this paper, we use Bayesian inference to introduce a formalization of preference utilitarianism in physical world models, specifically cellular automata. Even though our formalization is not immediately applicable, it is a first step in providing ethics and ultimately the question of how to “make the world better” with a formal (...)
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  20. Common-Sense Functionalism and the Extended Mind.Jack Wadham - forthcoming - Philosophical Quarterly:pqv071.
  21. Pathways to Pluralism About Biological Individuality.Beckett Sterner - 2015 - Biology and Philosophy 30 (5):609-628.
    What are the prospects for a monistic view of biological individuality given the multiple epistemic roles the concept must satisfy? In this paper, I examine the epistemic adequacy of two recent accounts based on the capacity to undergo natural selection. One is from Ellen Clarke, and the other is by Peter Godfrey-Smith. Clarke’s position reflects a strong monism, in that she aims to characterize individuality in purely functional terms and refrains from privileging any specific material properties as important in their (...)
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  22. As Close to the Definitive Dennett as We 'Re Going to Get'.Tadeusz Wieslaw Zawidzki - 2015 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences 50:98-102.
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  23. 5. The Functionalist Model.John Kultgen - 1988 - In Ethics and Professionalism. University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 72-98.
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  24. With Commentary.Jarrett Leplin - 1989 - Biology and Philosophy 4 (2):169.
  25. A Critical Examination of Hilary Putnam's Refutation of Computational Functionalism.Jeff Buechner - 2003 - Dissertation, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick
    In his seminal work, Representation and Reality and elsewhere in publications throughout the 1980's and 1990's, Hilary Putnam attempts an ingenious refutation of computational functionalism. His refutation centers upon three main pillars: the use of the Godel incompleteness theorems, his precise articulation of a triviality thesis and his argument that there can be no local computational reductions . ;We argue that each pillar is riddled with severe problems. His rescue of the Godel incompleteness theorems from the logical error committed by (...)
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  26. Functionalism and Propositional Content.Stephen Lindsay White - 1981 - Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley
    Functionalism represents the most promising as well as the most severely criticized approach to the philosophy of mind. In this dissertation functionalism is defended as a theory of the propositional content of intentional states. The first chapter is a criticism of the competing theories of propositional content: anti-mentalism, instrumentalism, and nonfunctionalist materialism. Theories of the first two kinds are open to straightforward counterexamples. Theories of the third sort are open to counterexamples on the assumption that the distinction between physical and (...)
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  27. Ryle's Last Letter to Daniel Dennett.Gibert Ryle - 2002 - Electronic Journal of Analytic Philosophy 7.
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  28. The Causal Theory of Mind.Scott Warren Calef - 1987 - Dissertation, University of Oregon
    In this dissertation I challenge the functionalist theory of mental states, which asserts that mental types such as "pain" are "multiply realizable" causal relations. ;I begin by providing historical and theoretical background which is necessary for one to fully appreciate functionalism. I show why formerly fashionable theories of mind have fallen out of favor, review Davidson's arguments that reasons are causes, and give a brief account of "folk psychology." ;In discussing functionalism proper, I distinguish between two forms of the thesis: (...)
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  29. Daniel C. Dennett, Brainchildren: Essays on Designing Minds. [REVIEW]Wayne Henry - 1999 - Philosophy in Review 19:95-97.
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  30. John Symons, On Dennett. [REVIEW]Dan O'brien - 2003 - Philosophy in Review 23:289-291.
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  31. The Question of Functionalism in Ezact Sciences.Stanislaw Mazierski - 1975 - Roczniki Filozoficzne 23 (3):18.
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  32. Functionalism, Mind and Meaning.Felicity A. Watts - 1986 - Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania
    Contemporary philosophy of mind is dominated by two complementary views: functionalism--the idea that the mental can be accounted for in terms of abstract causal features of physical systems, and representationalism--the idea that the intentional features of the mental can be accounted for by postulating mental representations. ;Both these views face fundamental criticisms. Functionalism, by equating mental phenomena with abstract causal structures, robs the mental of genuine causal significance. Furthermore, the role of interpretation in the theory undermines its completeness, by using (...)
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  33. Functionalist Theories of Mind.P. Snow Wainshilbaum - 1978 - Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania
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  34. Reductive Functionalism and Mentality.Joseph Ignatius Owens - 1981 - Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles
    Functionalist theories of mind, which individuate mental states in terms of the relationships they bear to each other, to inputs and outputs, are currently much in vogue. This study is primarily concerned with explicating and evaluating such theories. ;Functionalists see themselves as addressing problems which were of concern to logical behaviorists and physicalists, and thus Chapter I is devoted to a brief discussion of these earlier accounts--accounts purporting to provide adequate non-mentalistic conditions for mental states. Both these accounts are now (...)
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  35. Daniel C. Dennett Responds.Daniel Dennett - 2007 - Free Inquiry 27:60-61.
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  36. Baars Falls Prey to the Timidity He Rejects:Commentary on Baars on Contrastive Analysis.Selmer Bringsjord - 1994 - PSYCHE: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Research On Consciousness 1.
    Baars affirms Crick and Koch's position that the timidity most cognitive scientists show in the face of consciousness is ridiculous. Unfortunately, all three succumb to a variation on the timidity they deprecate. Furthermore, Baars' own method, ``contrastic analysis,'' is at odds with the computational conception of mind that dominates contemporary cognitive science.
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  37. Interview with Daniel Dennett.Marco Fenici & Stefano Di Piazza - 2011 - Humana Mente 4 (15).
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  38. The Dynamic Side of Life---The Emergence of Mary Coffin Ware Dennett as a Radical Sex Educator.Lynn Lederer - 2011 - Dissertation, Proquest
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  39. Three Dogmas of Functionalism.Andrew Hampton Gleeson - 1998 - Dissertation, The Australian National University (Australia)
    This thesis is a critique of functionalism in the philosophy of mind. I distinguish three tenets, or 'dogmas' of functionalism, viz: Mental states are causes of behaviour; Mental states can, in principle, be defined in non-mental terms; We understand everything, or at least everything of importance, about the mental states of people, by subsuming token mental states under one or other mental state type. ;The first dogma is rejected in the form which identifies mental state types with physical types, on (...)
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  40. Fate, Freedom, and Functionalism: A Functional Version of Compatibilism.Thomas George Arner - 1983 - Dissertation, Cornell University
    Is determinism compatible with the freedom required for moral responsibility? If so, we need an account of mind which shows how the conditions necessary for self-determined, responsible action can be realized in the mental states of agents--even when these states are causally determined. Functionalism satisfies this requirement. ;Donald Davidson rightly distinguishes between the physical and the mental levels of description of events. But he fails to justify and explain our intuitions about the freedom required for moral responsibility; he argues that (...)
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  41. Mind Undermined: A Defence of Psycho-Physical Functionalism.Kathleen Vaughan-Wilkes - 1974 - Dissertation, Princeton University
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  42. DENNETT, D. C., "Brainstorms: Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology".K. Sterelny - 1981 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 59:442.
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  43. Écesk'a Teorie Architektury V Letech Okupace.Vladimâir Czumalo - 1991 - Univerzita Karlova.
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  44. Funkcionalizmus a Naučiteľnosť Mentálnych Pojmov.Juraj HvoreckÝ - 2001 - Filosoficky Casopis 49:403-413.
    [Functionalism and the acquired learning of mental concepts].
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  45. Syntax, Functionalism, Connectionism, and the Language of Thought.Murat Mustafa Aydede - 1993 - Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park
    Fodor and Pylyshyn's critique of connectionism has posed a challenge to connectionists: Explain such cognitive regularities as systematicity and productivity without postulating a LOT architecture. Some connectionists took the challenge seriously. They developed some models that purport to show that they can explain the regularities without becoming classical. The key to their claim is that their models can and do provide non-concatenatively realized syntactically complex representations that can also be processed in a structure sensitive way. Surprisingly, Fodor and McLaughlin seem (...)
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  46. XIII*—More Trouble for Functionalism.Alan Weir - 2001 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 101 (3):267-294.
    In this paper I highlight certain logical and metaphysical issues which arise in the characterisation of functionalism-in particular its ready coherence with a physicalist ontology, its structuralism and the impredicativity of functionalist specifications. I then utilise these points in an attempt to demonstrate fatal flaws in the functionalist programme. I argue that the brand of functionalism inspired by David Lewis fails to accommodate multiple realisability though such accommodation was vaunted as a key improvement over the identity theory. More standard accounts (...)
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  47. Dennett, Functionalism, and Introspection.William Lyons - 1985 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy, Supplementary Volume 11:55.
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  48. Hofstadter and Dennett "The Mind's I". [REVIEW]J. M. Howarth - 1984 - Philosophical Quarterly 34 (34):80.
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  49. Functionalism and Materialism: A Reply to Tooley.Alvin Plantinga - 2012 - Philosophia Christi 14 (1):49-56.
  50. Daniel Dennett: Autobiography, Part 1: The Pre-Professional Years.Daniel C. Dennett - 2008 - Philosophy Now 68:22-26.
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