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Single Idea 3127

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / C. Functionalism / 1. Functionalism]

Full Idea

Neither dualism nor physicalism provides much serious explanation of any mental phenomena, or even much in the way of a program of research.

Gist of Idea

Dualism and physicalism explain nothing, and don't suggest any research


Georges Rey (Contemporary Philosophy of Mind [1997], Int.2)

Book Reference

Rey,Georges: 'Contemporary Philosophy of Mind' [Blackwell 1997], p.3

A Reaction

I'm not sure if people who demand an "explanation of mental phenomena" are quite clear about what it is they want. God might just say "Mental phenomena are just brain events from the brain's point of view".