Functionalist View of Causal Theory of Mind

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Philosophy

 

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Seth B

 

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November 6, 2015

 

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Input and output terms correspond to actions and behaviors. Lewis claims that ?pain' is defined as a synonymous with a description containing input and output terms but no mental terminology. Lewis explains, "Human pain is the state that occupies the role of pain for humans. Martian pain is the state that occupies the same role for Martians...
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Lewis claims that ?pain' is defined as a synonymous with a description containing input and output terms but no mental terminology. Lewis explains, "Human pain is the state that occupies the role of pain for humans. Martian pain is the state that occupies the same role for Martians. The thing to say about Martian pain is that the Martian is in pain because he is in a state that occupies the causal role of pain for Martians, whereas we are in pain because we are in a state that occupies the role of pain for us...
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