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II 339f
Mental state/Nozick: E.g. robots: other internal configuration: other mental state than ours (despite the same role) - but: nevertheless even with the same biological function it is not the same mental state in robots as in us - difference: 1st functional role - 2nd biological function - (could also apply to AI) - in relation to this: it can be the biol. funct. of a physical condition to play a funct. role - consciousness plays no role - i.e. the mind-body problem is not affected.

No I
R. Nozick
Philosophical Explanations Oxford 1981

No II
R., Nozick
The Nature of Rationality 1994


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Ed. Martin Schulz, access date 2017-05-30