Mind-Brain Identity

Introductory notes
para1the question at hand
para2propose to consider a hypothetical universe in which the mind-brain identity case is strong
para3the materialist ontology
para4hypotheses 1 & 2, a materialist core
para5first statement of a mind-brain identity hypothesis
para6two points of weakness in the case
para7filling the holes - hypotheses 3 to 7
para8hypotheses 4,5, & 6 give a materialist-determinism
para9how the hypotheses exclude grounds for belief in mind
para10sharpening hypothesis 6 (effective predictability)
para11causality not hypothesised
para12hypotheses weak enough to admit, e.g. holism

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