Academic Year 2010-2011

Event Title

The Mind-Brain Identity Theory

Disciplines

Philosophy of Mind

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Philosophers have long asked the questions, “What is the nature of mental phenomena?” and “What is the place of mind in the natural world?” After the demise of logical behaviorism, philosophers sought a materialistic replacement and developed the Identity Theory. According to this theory, talk of the mental does not have the same meaning as talk of behavior. This lecture presented the debate over the truth of the Identity Theory in philosophy,

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The Mind-Brain Identity Theory

Philosophers have long asked the questions, “What is the nature of mental phenomena?” and “What is the place of mind in the natural world?” After the demise of logical behaviorism, philosophers sought a materialistic replacement and developed the Identity Theory. According to this theory, talk of the mental does not have the same meaning as talk of behavior. This lecture presented the debate over the truth of the Identity Theory in philosophy,