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Single Idea 18419

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

Full Idea

According to Folk Functionalism, mental states are theoretically defined by Ramsifying on our folk-psychological theory.


'Ramsification' rewrites the natures of properties in terms of their role

Gist of Idea

Folk Functionalism is a Ramsification of our folk psychology


Cappelen,H/Dever,Josh (The Inessential Indexical [2013], 06.2)

Book Reference

Cappelen,H/Dever,J: 'The Inessential Indexical' [OUP 2013], p.111

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Idea 15528 A Ramsey sentence just asserts that a theory can be realised, without saying by what [Lewis]