Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Refinining "We need a MotC" 3
So, here is a more careful take on the idea that we need a MotC. It is common ground between EC and its critics that there are causal processes that pass through the brain, body, and world. So, to resolve this debate, what we apparently need is some way of typing these causal processes. So, on the Machery strategy of individuating cognitive processes by appeal to visual processes, we have this. (Provided we have a way of identifying visual processes.) Further, on the Allen, Grau, and Meagher strategy of individuating cognitive processes by appeal to Classical conditioning we have this. So, the more careful state of the idea that we need a MotC is that we need a way to type the processes that are under debate. Saying that we need a MotC seems to be a minor simplification of this. Right? Wrong?