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True/False

  1. The connectionist claims that the mechanical and physical interactions that occur in the brain determine the types of behavior that computers are capable of processing.
      a. True
      b. False
  2. Descartes said there were two types of substances: mind or mental substance and body or physical substance.
      a. True
      b. False
  3. Ryle believed that it was a mistake to think that “the mind” and its events were some strange and mysteriously private sort of thing behind our behavior when, in fact, the mind was the pattern of our behavior and not “behind” behavior at all.
      a. True
      b. False
  4. J. J. C. Smart argued that the identity theory was false because it was incompatible with modern science.
      a. True
      b. False
  5. Freud claimed that everything mental was knowable and therefore that surely everything “in the mind” could be described incorrigibly.
      a. True
      b. False
  6. Thomas Nagel argued that it was consciousness that made the mind–body problem so “intractable.”
      a. True
      b. False
  7. Functionalism is the view that the mind is the product of causal interaction.
      a. True
      b. False
  8. Merleau-Ponty believed that there should be a sharp distinction between mind and body.
      a. True
      b. False
  9. Freud's idea of the unconscious threatens the idea of incorrigibility.
      a. True
      b. False
  10. To make a category mistake is to mistake one particular thing for another.
      a. True
      b. False
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