Functionalism and the Machine Model

  • D. H. M. Brooks
Part of the Studies in Contemporary Philosophy book series


I have argued that the mind is a machine on the grounds that the explanation of the contents of our consciousness requires the positing of mechanisms whose workings we are not aware of and that if it is a machine we get an adequate accoimt of mental unity. These arguments are not conclusive.


Mental State Machine State Turing Machine Natural Kind Machine Model 
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© Scots Philosophical Club 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. H. M. Brooks
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Cape TownSouth Africa

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