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    A Functionalism is the theory that what makes something a mental state depends on its function or role in the cognitive system, instead of its internal constitution. To put it another way, functionalism holds that mental states correspond to functional states. Functionalism is the offspring of both identity theory and behaviorism, and comes in a few different flavors. For example, there is machine functionalism, psycho-functionalism, analytic functionalism, role-functionalism and realizer-functionalism

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    and that it was only a matter of time before other mental capacities were recreated culminating in the eventual creation of something very mind like (Larson 1997). This essay will critique the view that a machine can think and as a consequence Functionalism, specifically

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    Structural Functionalism In society today, structural functionalism can be defined as looking at society as a whole with all the small parts working together to make things run smoothly. For example, these smaller parts are known as institutions. These may include: inequality, education, religion, sports, politics etc. We as the people of tomorrow live in a very controversial society where there are a lot of factors that restricts us from these types of institutions that may very well

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    Having attended public schools throughout my childhood and adolescence, I never was familiar with the term functionalism and its many elements. After observing and analyzing my field placement classroom I have come to understand the concept of functionalism to some extent. In general, functionalists “see schools as serving to socialize students to adapt to the economic, political, and social institutions of that society” (Feinberg, p.6, 2004). They also theorize that in order for societies to survive

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    important challenge to functionalist accounts of qualia. Functionalism is committed to defining mental states in terms of their cause and effects . By identifying sensory events with casual roles, however, functionalism appears to be missing qualitative aspects all together. The topic of spectrum inversion has often been raised as a contradiction to functionalism, as well as other materialist theories about consciousness. These negates to functionalism show that even when all the relevant physical facts

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    Functionalism Paradigm

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    Sociologists use the three major paradigms of sociology to define social problems considering that they are complex in nature. Functionalism focuses on the entire social system and how well it is unified. It deals with how society offset issues when problems occur, nevertheless other components help to restore balance. On the contrary, Conflict Theory corresponds to functionalism due to the fact that it targets the entire social system. Its only difference is conflict theory centers multiple groups fighting

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    Functionalism There are various types of theories within the framework of sociology which includes functionalism. Functionalism is a key theory that was developed by Emile Durkheim, one of the founding fathers of sociology (Crossman, 2015). Essentially, Functionalism is a theory of the mind that asserts to inform us the fundamental nature of our mental states (Anderson, 2003). An individual’s mental state contains everything from fear of heights to belief that it is Monday, from a desire to eat

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    Social Functionalism

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    Functionalism was the prevailing branch of western Human science until the 1960s since when it has been progressively reprimanded by sociologists favoring distinctive sociological points of view. Functionalists contend that social orders comprise of between related social foundations, for example, schools, broad communications, political frameworks, the Congregation and the family each of which contribute emphatically to the support of soundness of society in general. That is: these establishments

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    Functionalism in Brazil: cause or style? The premise "form follows function" was first used by Sullivan in the late nineteenth century and built by Modernist Architecture in Europe in the twentieth century. Reflecting specifically on the Brazilian case, functionalism was an aspect of tension throughout the process of assimilation and appropriation of Modernism as a national language in the twentieth century, because on one side could be an important tool for democratization of accessing to certain

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    Structural functionalism is the school of thought that will be used to explain the topic of mental illness and race. Structural functionalisms the belief that social structures or systems are put in place in order to serve society and its people. It focuses on the relationships between social institutions and how they come together to make up society. In the past people did not understand mental illnesses so their solution was to put everyone suffering from a mental illness into asylums so no attention

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