Raven: Mixed Up Mixed Theory of Madmen?

Michael J. Raven of the University of Victoria presents his view of a particular view of lunatics:

ravenIs Lewis’s Mixed Theory Mixed Up?Michael J. Raven, Theoria, vol. 79, no. 1, February 2013, pp. 57–75. Quothe Raven:

“My aim is to rekindle interest in David Lewis’s (1983) infamous but neglected Mixed Theory of mental states. The Mixed Theory is a mix of physicalism and functionalism designed to capture the intuitions that both Martians and abnormal human Madmen can be in pain. The Mixed Theory is widely derided. But I offer a new development of the Mixed Theory immune to its most prominent objections.”