Ideas from 'An Argument for the Identity Theory' by David Lewis [1966], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Philosophical Papers Vol.1' by Lewis,David [OUP 1983,0-19-503204-7]].

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17. Mind and Body / C. Functionalism / 4. Causal Functionalism
'Pain' contingently names the state that occupies the causal role of pain
Experiences are defined by their causal role, and causal roles belong to physical states