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  1. La Conciencia Explicada Por Dennett.Juan José Acero - 2002 - Theoria 17 (1):81-112.
    This paper contains two sections. In the first one, some ideas on human mind Dennett presents in his book Consciousness Explained are sketched. In the second section, a critical review is made on Dennett's Multiple Drafts Theory. It is concluded that some of its proposals do not find enough experimental support from research on Cognitive Neuroscience. Even though there is no cardinal point in the brain, both functional and anatomical criteria can be found to distinguish conscious and unconscious information processing (...)
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  2. Toward Neo-Functionalism.Jeffrey C. Alexander & Paul Colomy - 1985 - Sociological Theory 3 (2):11-23.
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  3. Functionalism and Theological Language.William P. Alston - 1985 - American Philosophical Quarterly 22 (3):221 - 230.
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  4. Putnam: Aventuras y desventuras del funcionalismo.Julio Armero & Purificación Navarro - 1986 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 15 (3-4):181-200.
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  5. 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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  6. Proper Functionalism.Iep Author - 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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  7. 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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  8. Understanding Subjectivity: Global Workspace Theory and the Resurrection of the Observing Self.Bernard J. Baars - 1996 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 3 (3):211-17.
    The world of our experience consists at all times of two parts, an objective and a subjective part . . . The objective part is the sum total of whatsoever at any given time we may be thinking of, the subjective part is the inner 'state' in which the thinking comes to pass.
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  9. A Neurobiological Interpretation of the Global Workspace Theory of Consciousness.Bernard J. Baars & J. B. Newman - 1994 - In Antti Revonsuo & Matti Kamppinen (eds.), Consciousness in Philosophy and Cognitive Neuroscience. Lawrence Erlbaum.
  10. A Farewell to Functionalism.Lynne Rudder Baker - 1985 - Philosophical Studies 48 (July):1-14.
    dilemma, a dilemma concerning the individuation of psychological states that explain behavior. Beliefs are individuated by most functionahsts in terms of that 'that'-clauses; functional states are individuated 'narrowly' (i.e.
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  11. Daniel Dennett, Kinds of Mind.J. Barresi - 1996 - Journal of Consciousness Studies 3:532-534.
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  12. Functionalism and the Competition Model.Elizabeth Bates & Brian MacWhinney - 1989 - In Brian MacWhinney & Elizabeth Bates (eds.), The Crosslinguistic Study of Sentence Processing. Cambridge University Press. pp. 3--73.
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  13. Multiple Realizability, Constraints, and Identity.Mark Bauer - 2013 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 94 (4):446-464.
    Shapiro has suggested that the empirical plausibility of the multiple realizability of human-like minds is dubious, because a contrary thesis, the Mental Constraint Thesis, enjoys positive empirical evidence. The Mental Constraint Thesis states that, given the actual physical laws, there is only one way to realize a human-like mind. I will suggest, however, that the Mental Constraint Thesis is not a contrary to the empirical multiple realizability thesis relevant to psychological reduction or autonomy and, as a consequence, has no bearing (...)
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  14. A Wake Up Call—or More Sweet Slumber? A Review of Daniel Dennett's Sweet Dreams: Philosophical Obstacles to a Science of Consciousness.Christian Beenfeldt - 2008 - Think 7 (19):85-92.
    Beenfeldt assesses Dennett's approach to the philosophical problem of consciousness.
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  15. Troubles with Functionalism.Ned Block - 1993 - In Alvin Goldman (ed.), Readings in Philosophy and Cognitive Science. Cambridge: MIT Press. pp. 231.
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  16. Are Mechanistic and Teleological Explanations of Behaviour Incompatible?Ned Block - 1971 - Philosophical Quarterly 21 (April):109-117.
  17. Reductionism and Qualia.Piotr Boltuc - 1998 - Epistemologia 4 (1):111.
  18. Functionalism and Structuralism as Philosophical Stances: Van Fraassen Meets the Philosophy of Biology.Sandy C. Boucher - 2015 - Biology and Philosophy 30 (3):383-403.
    I consider the broad perspectives in biology known as ‘functionalism’ and ‘structuralism’, as well as a modern version of functionalism, ‘adaptationism’. I do not take a position on which of these perspectives is preferable; my concern is with the prior question, how should they be understood? Adapting van Fraassen’s argument for treating materialism as a stance, rather than a factual belief with propositional content, in the first part of the paper I offer an argument for construing functionalism and structuralism as (...)
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  19. The Three Basic Paradigms of Macrosociology: Functionalism, Neo-Marxism and Interaction Analysis.Raymond Boudon - 1975 - Theory and Decision 6 (4):381-406.
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  20. 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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  21. 7 Proper Functionalism.Kenneth Boyce & Alvin Plantinga - 2012 - In Andrew Cullison (ed.), The Continuum Companion to Epistemology. Continuum. pp. 124.
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  22. Eliminativism and Indeterminate Consciousness.Glenn Braddock - 2002 - Philosophical Psychology 15 (1):37-54.
    One of Daniel Dennett's most sophisticated arguments for his eliminativism about phenomenological properties centers around the color phi phenomenon. He attempts to show that there is no phenomenological fact of the matter concerning the phenomenon of apparent motion because it is impossible to decide between two competing explanations. I argue that the two explanations considered by Dennett are both based on the assumption that a realist account of the phenomenon must include a neat mapping between phenomenological time and objective time. (...)
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  23. Functionalism and The Independence Problems.Darren Bradley - 2013 - Noûs 47 (1):545-557.
    The independence problems for functionalism stem from the worry that if functional properties are defined in terms of their causes and effects then such functional properties seem to be too intimately connected to these purported causes and effects. I distinguish three different ways the independence problems can be filled out – in terms of necessary connections, analytic connections and vacuous explanations. I argue that none of these present serious problems. Instead, they bring out some important and over-looked features of functionalism.
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  24. Foucault's New Functionalism.Neil Brenner - 1994 - Theory and Society 23 (5):679-709.
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  25. The Zombie Attack on the Computational Conception of Mind.Selmer Bringsjord - 1999 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 59 (1):41 - 69.
    Is it true that if zombies---creatures who are behaviorally indistinguishable from us, but no more conscious than a rock-are logically possible, the computational conception of mind is false? Are zombies logically possible? Are they physically possible? This paper is a careful, sustained argument for affirmative answers to these three questions.
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  26. Baars Falls Prey to the Timidity He Rejects:Commentary on Baars on Contrastive Analysis.Selmer Bringsjord - 1994 - Psyche 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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  27. Gödel, Putnam, and Functionalism: A New Reading of 'Representation and Reality'.Jeff Buechner - 2007 - Bradford.
    With mind-brain identity theories no longer dominant in philosophy of mind in the late 1950s, scientific materialists turned to functionalism, the view that the identity of any mental state depends on its function in the cognitive system of which it is a part. The philosopher Hilary Putnam was one of the primary architects of functionalism and was the first to propose computational functionalism, which views the human mind as a computer or an information processor. But, in the early 1970s, Putnam (...)
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  28. 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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  29. Daniel Dennett and the Computational Turn.Terry Bynum, Robert Cavalier, James Moor, David Rosenthal & Bill Uzgalis - 2004 - Minds and Machines 14:281-282.
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  30. 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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  31. The Rise of Chicago Functionalism.Lawrence Richard Carleton - 1982 - Erkenntnis 18 (1):3 - 23.
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  32. Kinds of Minds, de Daniel D. Dennett.José Luis Prades Celma - 1997 - Teorema: International Journal of Philosophy 16 (2):117-120.
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  33. 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 (ATB), the functionalist view that belief must be manifested in dispositions to act, and second, the Belief Account of Assertion (BAA), the Gricean view that an asserter must present himself as believing what he asserts. It is generally accepted also that Moorean assertions (...)
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  34. Functionalism at Forty.Paul M. Churchland - 2005 - Journal of Philosophy 102 (1):33 - 50.
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  35. Is 'Thinker' a Natural Kind?Paul M. Churchland - 1982 - Dialogue 21 (June):223-38.
    Functionalism in the philosophy of mind is here criticized from the perspective of a more naturalistic and less compromising form of materialism. Parallels are explored between the problem of cognitive activity and the somewhat more settled problem of vital activity. The lessons drawn suggest that functionalism in the philosophy of mind may be both counterproductive as a research strategy, and false as a substantive position.
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  36. Why Asymmetries in Color Space Cannot Save Functionalism.Jonathan Cohen - 1999 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (6):950-950.
    Palmer's strategy of saving functionalism by constraining spectrum inversions cannot succeed because (1) there remain many nontrivial transformations not ruled out by Palmer's constraints, and (2) the constraints involved are due to the contingent makeup of our visual systems, and are therefore not available for use by functionalists.
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  37. The Efficacy of Content: A Functionalist Theory.Tim Crane - 1998 - In J.A.M. Bransen & S.E. Cuypers (eds.), Human Action, Deliberation and Causation. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 199--223.
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  38. Écesk'a Teorie Architektury V Letech Okupace.Vladimâir Czumalo - 1991 - Univerzita Karlova.
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  39. Functionalism in Philosophy of Mind: Methodology or Ontology?Jonas Dagys - 2006 - Problemos 70:113-125.
    Straipsnyje tiriamos dvi XX a. viduryje iðplëtotos funkcionalistinio sàmonës aiðkinimo kryptys: D. Armstrongo ir D. Lewiso analitinis funkcionalizmas ir H. Putnamo komputacinis funkcionalizmas. Siekiamaparodyti, kad ðios dvi kryptys ið esmës sutampa metodologiniu poþiûriu, taèiau jø atstovai suteikiasavøjø teorijø metodologiniam pagrindui skirtingas ontologines interpretacijas. Sutardami, kad fizikinio bûvio ir funkcinio bûvio sàvokos skiriasi, jie nesutaria dël to, ar funkcinio bûvio sàvokà reikialaikyti iðskirianèia atskirà ontologinæ bûviø kategorijà, ar ði sàvoka iðreiðkia tik skirtingà tø paèiø fizikiniø bûviø identifikavimo realiame pasaulyje bûdà. Ðiame (...)
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  40. Kim's Functionalism.Marian David - 1997 - Noûs 31:133-148.
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  41. Duke Ellington Versus the Functionalists.Sean Day - 2006 - Semiotics:221-234.
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  42. Brief Annotated Bibliography of Works by and About Daniel Dennett.Books by Daniel Dennett - 2002 - In Andrew Brook & Don Ross (eds.), Daniel Dennett. Cambridge University Press.
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  43. Daniel C. Dennett Responds.Daniel Dennett - 2007 - Free Inquiry 27:60-61.
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  44. Caveat Emptor (Reply to Essays on Consciousness Explained - Reply to Mangan, Toribio, Baars and Mcgovern) In.Daniel Dennett - 1993 - Consciousness and Cognition 2 (1):48-57.
    What I find particularly valuable in the juxtaposition of these three essays on my book is the triangulation made possible by their different versions of much the same story. I present my view as a product of cognitive science, but all three express worries that it may involve some sort of ominous backsliding towards the evils of behaviorism. I agree with Baars and McGovern when they suggest that philosophy has had some baleful influences on psychology during this century. Logical positivism (...)
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  45. Daniel C. Dennett Autobiography Part 3.Daniel C. Dennett - 2008 - Philosophy Now 70:24-25.
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  46. Daniel Dennett: Autobiography, Part 1.Daniel C. Dennett - 2008 - Philosophy Now 68:22-26.
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  47. Daniel Dennett Autobiography, Part 2.Daniel C. Dennett - 2008 - Philosophy Now 69:21-25.
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  48. Daniel Dennett: Autobiography, Part 1: The Pre-Professional Years.Daniel C. Dennett - 2008 - Philosophy Now 68:22-26.
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  49. Multiple Drafts: An Eternal Golden Braid?Daniel C. Dennett & Marcel Kinsbourne - 1993 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 18 (4):810.
    We have learned that the issues we raised are very difficult to think about clearly, and what "works" for one thinker falls flat for another, and leads yet another astray. So it is particularly useful to get these re-expressions of points we have tried to make. Both commentaries help by proposing further details for the Multiple Drafts Model, and asking good questions. They either directly clarify, or force us to clarify, our own account. They also both demonstrate how hard it (...)
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  50. Two Qualms About Functionalist Marxism.Joel Dickman - 1990 - Philosophy of Science 57 (4):631-643.
    In Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence (1978), G. A. Cohen has developed a distinctively functionalist interpretation of historical materialism. In this paper I outline Cohen's novel reconstruction of Marx and subject it to two independent internal criticisms. I first argue that explanations cannot conform to Cohen's functionalist model. I then suggest that even if there could be explanations having the structure he has proposed, they would fail to be helpful in illuminating the causal kernel of Marx's theory. Finally (...)
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