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Identity theory

(philosophy) a form of materialism which holds mental states to be identical with certain states of the brain and so to have no separate existence, but regards this identity as contingent so that mentalistic and physicalistic language are not held to be synonymous See also anomalous monism, materialism (sense 2)


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