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