Identity Theory v. Functionalism
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This paper explores functionalist theory and identity theory, briefly describing each and outlining how they are similar and different. Additionally, the paper discusses the relative shortcomings and strengths of each, and briefly advances which one is preferable.
From the Paper:"The following paper will explore functionalist theory and identity theory. Specifically, the paper will briefly describe each, outline how they are similar and different, discuss the relative shortcomings and strengths of each, and briefly advance which one is preferable. In the final analysis, while this writer believes functionalism is a better theory in many ways than is identity theory, it has certain infelicities that compromise it and cut into its (legitimate) case against brain states and mental states being one and the same. In essence, functionalism holds that brain states, while responsible for..."
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Identity Theory v. Functionalism (2007, December 01) Retrieved August 13, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/descriptive-essay/identity-theory-v-functionalism-132814/
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