The 's Argument For Physicalism Essay
(b) Armstrong’s argument for physicalism is that science is the best way to explain the mind problem. He believes that we have not yet been able to explain every conscious state through physical brain states, but some day we might. He would say that physicalism is true at a possible world w iff any world that is physically identical to w is identical to w unconditionally. This means that is we mapped out every physical fact possible in world one, the exact same mapping of physical facts would be the same in world two. He believes this because he thinks the world is made only of physical facts, and facts about a world are necessary to all other possible worlds.
(c) Armstrong’s analysis of mental states is that a mental state is identical to the causal processes of a brain state. He believes that you can define a term by its processes. He also believes that we can look at a brain and measure every possible state it can be in and relate them to every conscious state we experience.
(d) Panpsychism is the idea that consciousness is…