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Identity theory (philosophy of the mind): the thesis that mind states are nothing but states of the brain. Types of identity theory are the weaker assumption of a type-type identity and the stronger assumption of a token-token identity.

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Identity Theory / Vollmer: no evidence of neurophysiology will ever be sufficient to prove the identity theory - reason: explanation: - which can be explained by the assumption of an entity, always can be explained by the adoption of two entities.
II 90
Identity / identity theory / Vollmer: ((s) here: identity of the mind with a physical realization): not all properties must match - e.g the optical and haptic impression of an apple are not identical. - ((s)Vs: these are extrinsic properties.)


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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.

Vo I
G. Vollmer
Die Natur der Erkenntnis Bd I Stuttgart 1988

Vo II
G. Vollmer
Die Natur der Erkenntnis Bd II Stuttgart 1988


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