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What is functionalism?
The view that mental events are defined in terms of what they cause and what they affect, which includes both physical events and other mental events.

(How is my mind connected to my body?)
Name a functionalist.
William Lycan who argues that machines could possibly reach the same mental and social properties along with relationships as we humans now have.
Is the Turing Test based on a functionalistic view?
Yes, the Turing Test is based on the physical fuction of the computer or machine.
Does John Searle’s Chinese Room Scenario go along with functionalism?
No it refutes it.
Can an organism be considered a human if it acts like a human and in essence functions like a human but is not biolagically human?
According to John Searle no. If you negate the fact that an organism is not biologically human then you cannot genuinely explain that organism.

(How is my mind connected to my body?)