Single Idea 3448

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

Full Idea

If someone gives you a piece of information, does your brain suddenly become heavier?

Gist of Idea

Do new ideas increase the weight of the brain?


Adam Dance (works [2001]), quoted by PG - Db (ideas)

A Reaction

A beautifully simple question, which is a reductio of the idea that information is simply a physical object. The question points to a functionalist account of brain activity.