Mind the adaptation

In D. Walsh (ed.), Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement. Cambridge University Press. pp. 23-41 (2001)
Abstract
By now, even the kid down the street must be familiar with the functionalist's response to type-identity physicalism. Mental kinds like pain, love, the belief that Madison sits on an isthmus, etc., are not identical to physical kinds because it's conceptually possible that entities physically distinct in kind from human beings experience pain, love, beliefs that Madison sits on an isthmus, etc. Type-identity physicalism, in short, is baselessly chauvinistic in its rejection of the possibility of nonhuman minds
Keywords Adaptation  Biology  Function  Functionalism  Metaphysics  Mind  Physicalism
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S1358246100007098
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 26,641
Through your library
References found in this work BETA
Readings in Philosophy of Psychology.Ned Block (ed.) - 1980 - Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Philosophy of Biology.Elliott Sober - 2000 - Westview Press.
The Nature of Selection.Elliott Sober - 1986 - Behaviorism 14 (1):77-88.

View all 8 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

Added to index

2009-01-28

Total downloads

2 ( #761,997 of 2,158,146 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #356,322 of 2,158,146 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums