Explaining the Mind: Problems, Problems

Harnad, Stevan (2001) Explaining the Mind: Problems, Problems. [Journal (Paginated)]

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The mind/body problem is the feeling/function problem: How and why do feeling systems feel? The problem is not just "hard" but insoluble (unless one is ready to resort to telekinetic dualism). Fortunately, the "easy" problems of cognitive science (such as the how and why of categorization and language) are not insoluble. Five books (by Damasio, Edelman/Tononi, McGinn, Tomasello and Fodor) are reviewed in this context.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:mind, consciousness, mind/body problem, language, Zombies, Turing Test, functionalism, feeling, other minds problem, qualia, language, categorization, Chomsky, Fodor, symbol grounding, telekinesis, telepathy, dualism, epiphenomenalism
Subjects:Neuroscience > Behavioral Neuroscience
Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Computer Science > Dynamical Systems
Philosophy > Philosophy of Mind
ID Code:1623
Deposited By: Harnad, Stevan
Deposited On:19 Jun 2001
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:54

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