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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.

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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.

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Darkness

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
playing
my emotions
decaying
rollercoasting
drew me closely
strike a true fling
screw me then dispose me
like a used thing