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Psycho-physical identity and functionalism

Robert Kirk

in The Conceptual Link from Physical to Mental

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199669417
eISBN:
9780191748769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669417.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

One likely objection to redescriptive physicalism is that physicalism about the mental needs only psycho-physical identity. But understood strictly, the identity thesis doesn’t even commit you to ... More


Non-Reductive Physicalism and Pure Token Identity

Gerald Vision

in Re-Emergence: Locating Conscious Properties in a Material World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015844
eISBN:
9780262298599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015844.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter focuses on token or non-reductive physicalism, which is arguably the most popular version of materialism. It is agreed upon by both token physicalists and emergentists that mental ... More


The Corpse and Its Rest

Samuel Morris Brown

in In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199793570
eISBN:
9780199932511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199793570.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Church History

This chapter describes Joseph Smith's view of decomposition and the physical fate of the body before and after resurrection. Situating his views within Anglo-American ideas about physical identity ... More


Saving Face: Disfigurement and the Politics of Appearance

Heather Laine Talley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814784105
eISBN:
9781479840052
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814784105.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The face is a core feature of our physical identity. Our face is how others identify us and how we think of our “self.” Yet, human faces are also essential mechanisms for communication and as a means ... More


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