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Ideas of Thomas W. Polger, by Text

[American, fl. 2004, Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati.]

2004 Natural Minds
5.4 p.174 A mummified heart has the teleological function of circulating blood
5.4 p.174 Teleological functions explain why a trait exists; causal-role functions say what it does
8.3 p.245 The mind and the self are one, and the mind-self is a biological phenomenon
Ch.1.4 p.22 The taste of chocolate is a 'finer-grained' sensation than the taste of sweetness
Ch.1.4 p.24 Neuroscience does not support multiple realisability, and tends to support identity
Ch.5.3 p.165 Teleological notions of function say what a thing is supposed to do
Ch.7.6 p.240 Identity theory says consciousness is an abstraction: a state, event, process or property