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Exotic Qualia, Functionalism & Martian Zombies

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

Can functionalism ever escape Exotic Qualia objections?

I shall formulate a meta-argument encompassing all Exotic Qualia problems and argue that while Lewis and Horgan might successfully escape certain guises of the problem neither eradicates it completely. I then suggest the only promising defence of functionalism therefore is a Chalmers-approach.


I take functionalism as the position that mental states are states that play a specific causal role in regards to their causes and effects, to other mental states, and to the behaviour of the individual.



Monday, February 12th, 2007

Pain darkness
your aim was heartless
promises broken
dominance as a token
familiars then friends
you still bar the entrence
for me to move through
you tore me cause it suits you
my emotions
drew me closely
strike a true fling
screw me then dispose me
like a used thing