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From the book in the website above, use only THESE CHAPTERS:
The Identity Theory: U.T. Place ‘Is Consciousness a Brain Process?’ (C pp. 55-60)
The Identity Theory: J. J. C. Smart, ‘Sensations and Brain Processes’ (C pp. 60-67)
Hilary Putnam ‘The Nature of Mental States’ (C pp. 73-79)
Problems with Functionalism: Ned Block ‘Trouble with Functionalism’ (C pp. 94-98)
Write a 5-7 page paper (12 point font, normal margins) in which you do the following:
Explain Putnam’s version of (Turing Machine) functionalism.
Explain how Putnam’s theory differs from the identity theory (the view that mental states are physical/chemical states of the brain) and why Putnam thinks his version of functionalism is better than the identity theory. Is Putnam right?
Explain Block’s objection to a theory like Putnam’s. Who is right and why?
THE ONLY SOURCE YOU CAN USE IS THE BOOK IN THE WEBSITE GIVEN ABOVE^ Please make sure to cite your sources