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Pain is Mechanism


Van Rysewyk, S, Pain is Mechanism (2013) [PhD]

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The mind-body problem is the problem: what is the relationship between mind and body? In this project, I claim that the relationship between the experience of pain and specific physiological mechanisms is best understood as one of type identity. Specifically, the personal experience of pain is an allostatic stress mechanism comprised of interdependent nervous, endocrine and immune operations.

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Item Type:PhD
Keywords:allostasis, biological individual, causal closure of the physical, complex adaptive systems, dualism, eliminative materialism, explanatory mind-body gap, folk psychology, homeostasis, inverted qualia, mechanism, mechanistic description
Research Division:Philosophy and Religious Studies
Research Group:Philosophy
Research Field:Philosophy of mind (excl. cognition)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in philosophy and religious studies
UTAS Author:Van Rysewyk, S (Mr Simon Van Rysewyk)
ID Code:147445
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2021-11-01
Last Modified:2021-11-22

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