Rule-Following and the Irreducibility of Intentional States

Antti Heikinheimo

Abstract



According to Jaegwon Kim, mind-body reduction requires functional definitions of
mental properties in terms of lower-level properties. I argue, drawing on Saul
Kripke’s normativity argument, that such definitions are not attainable for
intentional states.

Keywords


philosophy; 20th century philosophy; Wittgenstein Ludwig; rule-following; intentionality; mind vs body; anti-reductionism; functionalism

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