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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 100W
Professor
Dc Mc
Semester
Fall

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Regress of homunculi (little man) - This is another criticism of Cartesian dualism, and one that both identity theorists and functionalists hope to meet. 1. Intentional states 2. Sensational states - Locke’s ‘inverted spectrum’ It’s red but you see green. - People raise the possibility of inverted spectra that are undetectable in terms of behaviour as a problem for functionalism. - Churchland offers a perhaps more radical position – there are no mental states of the sort that ‘folk psychology’ posits.  We should reject folk psychology in favour of elim
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