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17. Mind and Body / E. Mind as Physical / 7. Anti-Physicalism / d. Explanatory gap

[no prospect of fully explaining mind via brain]

5 ideas
Physicalism should explain how subjective experience is possible, but not 'what it is like' [Kirk,R on Nagel]
If an orange image is a brain state, are some parts of the brain orange? [Kim]
Even if we identify pain with neural events, we can't explain why those neurons cause that feeling [Levine ,by Papineau]
Only phenomenal states have an explanatory gap; water is fully explained by H2O [Levine ,by Papineau]
Materialism won't explain phenomenal properties, because the latter aren't seen in causal roles [Papineau on Levine]