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Old 05-19-2019, 11:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Half Man Half Wit View Post
If so, then again, what you're proposing isn't computationalism, but perhaps some variant of behaviorism or, again, identity physicalism; or maybe an epiphenomenalist notion, where consciousness isn't causally relevant to our behavior, but is just 'along for the ride'. Neither of them sits well with computationalist ideas---either, we again have a collapse of the notion of computation onto the mere behavior of a system, or what's being computed simply doesn't matter.
It's possible that identity physicalism or an epiphenomenalist notion describes the model I was picturing in my head. I was trying to start with the basics (e.g. functional mappings without names attached) and build from there.