On Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 2:59 AM, Evgenii Rudnyi <use...@rudnyi.ru> wrote:
> On 10.10.2012 21:45 Craig Weinberg said the following:
>> On Wednesday, October 10, 2012 3:27:52 PM UTC-4, Evgenii Rudnyi
>>> 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.
Evgenii, True if string theory is included in physics, Richard
>>> 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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