On 10.10.2012 21:45 Craig Weinberg said the following:

> On Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:27:52 PM UTC-4, Evgenii Rudnyi
> wrote:

Then there is Reductive Physicalisms: Mental states are identical
to physical states. It is not functionalism though, as everything
goes through physical states directly. The difference with
eliminativism is subtle.

Too subtle for me maybe. What does one say that the other doesn't?

Reductive Physicalisms starts with a metaphysical assumptions that mental states are identical to physical states. Hence it is a starting point that consciousness is identical with some physical states.

Eliminativism on the other side plays induction. They say that the history of science shows us that physics explains us more and more from the area of consciousness. The conclude by induction that at some day physics will explains everything of consciousness.


You will find nice podcasts about it at

A Romp Through the Philosophy of Mind

Thanks! Will check em out when I can!


Evgenii -- http://blog.rudnyi.ru/2012/08/philosophy-of-mind.html

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