Functionalism is the relationship of mental states and their reaction with societies and the sensory inputs and behavioral outputs. This is how a person mentally processes their environment and then physically reacts to the situation. It is a prose’s witch an input is sensory that has an emotion then simultaneously a behavioral output is products to react to the reaction of the sensory input.
For example, if theory of mental states function is to decipher reality for non reality, good form bad, happy from sad or mad, etc. and that from this a behavioral is combined in a relationship to compliment the idea from the mental state. Say you burn your hand on something. First there is a sensory input to the current mental state, burning sensation, pain, and fear. Secant, there is a behavioral output causing them to react and pull your hand away. Because you felt the heat and burning pain that mental state of panic resulted in the reflect of stopping the pain.
This is not the end of mental state with the original input that continues to focuses its mental attention to this state of pain and panic. This mental state can completely consume a person’s realization of life an their surroundings, blocking out all other thoughts and sensory inputs. The behavioral output of this could be blurred vision, or the body can go in to shock, slowing down reaction time and mechanical skills, because of the original sensory input of pain it thus caused all of these behavioral outputs to occur in a never ending relationship of sensory inputs and the reaction of behavioral outputs.
Karl Marx, created the social conflict theory that everything of value in life come from human labor, and that control over the products being made creates the economic structure of society, the base for a legal and political foundation, thus resulting in the divide of social classes. With the divide of social classes the idea of power comes in to play. Power is derived from capital, witch is...