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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL340H1
Professor
Mohan Matthen
Semester
Winter

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PHL340thFeb 5 Lecture 7FunctionalismRealizationsomething realizes somethingoex what is a pencila written instrument that makes erasable marksbut a mechanical pencil and a wooden pencil existboth arerealizations of pencils but they are not the same thingoex me and x are both realizations of humankindbut we are differentso what does this mean in logicthere is a property that they shareobut actually property sharing comes fairly cheapoany two things share some properties of each otheroex me and this building are both objects with massthese are two realizations of being massive objectsif we take concrete objectsmeaning they have particular spatial temporal locationsthen those concrete objects fall under abstract typesoa type is basically a similarity oany two concrete things will be similar in some wayand if they are similar in some way then they share a propertybut the property is not a concrete objectconcrete objects are in a place at a timetypes are not they are abstractcons
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