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17. Mind and Body / C. Functionalism / 2. Machine Functionalism

[mind is in principle a Turing machine]

8 ideas
Instances of pain are physical tokens, but the nature of pain is more abstract [Putnam ,by Lycan]
Functionalism says robots and people are the same at one level of abstraction [Putnam]
A representational theory of the mind is an externalist theory of the mind [Dretske]
In the Representational view, concepts play the key linking role [Fodor]
Any piece of software can always be hard-wired [Fodor]
Basic logic can be done by syntax, with no semantics [Rey]
The distinction between software and hardware is not clear in computing [Lycan]
Functionalism has three linked levels: physical, functional, and mental [Lycan]