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Harnad on Dennett on Chalmers on Consciousness: The Mind/Body Problem is the Feeling/Function Problem

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The mind/body problem is really just the feeling/function problem: How and why are some functional states felt states? Dan Dennett's instrumentalism addresses only function: It leaves feeling completely untouched. The feeling/function problem is not merely "hard," as Chalmers suggests: it is insoluble -- except on pain of a telekinetic dualism ("mind over matter") that assigns feeling a causal role that all empirical evidence contradicts.

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Harnad, Stevan (2001) Harnad on Dennett on Chalmers on Consciousness: The Mind/Body Problem is the Feeling/Function Problem s.n.

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Published date: 2001
Additional Information: Quote/Comments on Dan Dennett's paper, "The Fantasy of First-Person Science," based on his recent debate with Dave Chalmers about consciousness http://ase.tufts.edu/cogstud/papers/chalmersdeb3dft.htm
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 256468
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/256468
PURE UUID: 88ffd4d2-f62e-4f2a-b2dc-22f8bcebc1e6

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Date deposited: 02 Apr 2002
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 09:46

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Author: Stevan Harnad

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