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Single Idea 4990

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / B. Behaviourism / 4. Behaviourism Critique]

Full Idea

The inverted spectrum idea is often regarded as an objection to behaviourism.

Gist of Idea

The inverted spectrum idea is often regarded as an objection to behaviourism

Source

Robert Kirk (Mind and Body [2003], 4.5)

Book Reference

Kirk,Robert: 'Mind and Body' [Acumen 2003], p.84


A Reaction

Thus, my behaviour at traffic lights should be identical, even if I have a lifelong inversion of red and green. A good objection. Note that physicalists can believe in inverted qualia as well a dualists, as long as the brain states are also inverted.