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[catalogued under 15. Nature of Minds / A. Nature of Mind / 1. Mind / e. Questions about mind]

Full Idea

Anybody writing seriously about mind-brain issues nowadays needs to explain whether they think of materialism in terms of identity, token identity, realization, or supervenience.

Gist of Idea

The only serious mind-brain theories now are identity, token identity, realization and supervenience


David Papineau (Thinking about Consciousness [2002], Intro 6)

Book Reference

Papineau,David: 'Thinking about Consciousness' [OUP 2004], p.8

A Reaction

Dualists are not invited. Functionalists are attending a different party. I wonder if his four categories collapse into two: the token/supervenience view, and the identity/realization view?