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Mind Body problem: the question of how thinking and sensibility arise from matter, and how the relationship of the mental and the material without which the mental (psychic, psychical) is not possible can be explained. See also substance, res Cogitans, dualism, monism, identity theory, materialism, physicalism, functionalism.

Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

Author Item Summary Meta data
I 4
Mind-Body-Problem/Definition the hard problem of the mind-body-problem/Chalmers: the problem of explaining the phenomenal qualities (how it is like to be aware) or qualia. It is just the problem of explaining consciousness.
I 24
Mind-body problem/psychological/phenomenal/Chalmers: the distinction of the two aspects
A) psychological, behavior explaining, functionalist and
B) phenomenal (Qualia)
Has the consequence that we have two mind-body problems.
I 25
Chalmers: the hardest part of the mind-body problem is: how can a physical system produce conscious experience?
Psychological mind-body problem: we can regard it as solved. (> Jackendoff, 1987(1)). (> Mind-body problem/Jackendoff).

1. R. Jackendoff, Consciousness and the Computational Mind, Cambridge 1987.

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.
The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Cha I
D. Chalmers
The Conscious Mind Oxford New York 1996

Cha II
D. Chalmers
Constructing the World Oxford 2014

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