[SydPhil] POSTPONED: Causal Conditonalism @ 3.00 Thursday

Kristie Miller kristie_miller at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 16 15:09:16 AEDT 2019

Dear all,

Due to unforeseen circumstances this week’s current project seminar has been postponed. I will let you know to what date it has been moved. 

Causal Conditionalism

My preferred solution to the Conceivability Argument against physicalism about the mind involves a departure from the truth of analytic functionalism about the mind: the so-called conditional concepts strategy. This makes functionalism (probably) true, but no longer a priori: what’s analytic is not functionalism, but a conditional which has the truth of functionalism in its consequent.

This paper explores a new strategy which will have similar benefits to my own, but allows analytic functionalists to still hold that there view about consciousness and experience is analytic. I do this by invoking a similar conditional analysis about the underlying nature of causation while leaving the story about mental states unconditional.

Associate Professor Kristie Miller
ARC Future Fellow
Joint Director, the Centre for Time
School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry and
The Centre for Time
The University of Sydney
Sydney Australia
Room 407, A 14

kmiller at usyd.edu.au
kristie_miller at yahoo.com
Ph: +612 9036 9663

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