Does anyone say that mind/brain type identity theory is just vacuous without scientific evidence that some part brain state is always the exact same experience? I think that's what type identity amounts so, and I was wondering if I could just shrug without any evidence that scientists will ever demonstrate those identities, besides belief in scientific progress.

  • What experience do you think that one "same experience" is? – Cort Ammon Mar 5 '18 at 18:43
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    Mind-brain identity is a metaphysical theory, not scientific. Scientists will never demonstrate this identity since they cannot demonstrate the existence of mind. Category-errors of this kind make philosophy of mind a muddle. – PeterJ Mar 6 '18 at 14:57
  • There is something wrong with the phrasing in "some part brain state is always the exact same experience". Since Putnam's criticisms in 1970-s type identity physicalism was largely abandoned. – Conifold Mar 7 '18 at 5:15

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