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Single Idea 3150

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / E. Mind as Physical / 7. Anti-Physicalism / a. Physicalism critique]

Full Idea

Eight properties of mind are problems for the identity theory: rationality, free will, spatiality, privacy, intentionality, essential mentality, subjective content, and the explanatory gap.

Gist of Idea

Can identity explain reason, free will, non-extension, intentionality, subjectivity, experience?


Georges Rey (Contemporary Philosophy of Mind [1997], 2.7)

Book Reference

Rey,Georges: 'Contemporary Philosophy of Mind' [Blackwell 1997], p.64

A Reaction

The list could go on: poetry, creativity, love, normativity... Actually, these are problems for every theory.