Finding a place for experience in the physical-relational structure of the brain
Journal/Book: Behav Brain Sci. 1999; 22: 40 West 20Th Street, New York, NY 10011-4211, USA. Cambridge Univ Press. 966+.
Abstract: In restricting; his analysis to the causal relations of functionalism. On the one hand, and the neurophysiological realizers of biology on the other, Palmer has overlooked an alternative conception of the relationship between color experience and the brain - one that liberalizes the relation between mental phenomena and their physical implementation. Without generating functionalism's counter-intuitive consequences. In this commentary we rely on Palmer's earlier work (especially from 1978) to tease out this alternative.
Note: Editorial O'Brien G, Univ Adelaide, Dept Philosophy, Adelaide, SA 5005, AUSTRALIA