Mind the adaptation

In D. Walsh (ed.), Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement. Cambridge University Press. pp. 23-41 (2001)
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
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