I lean heavily towards a functionalist and physicalist view.
HOWEVER, part of this functioning is theory-making, which is abstracting physical experience into a form that can barely be described as physical if at all. Physical things may do the carrying but as we have choice and reasoning, physicalismm and functionalism do not tell you what’s being carried.
It took me a long time to come to terms with this.
But as I went through theory after theory over the years, I could no longer disregard the theory-making process *itself*. It can be described by functionalism up to a point but then, how do you put functionalism itself to the test?
“Theory theory” is all I could find that fit. It’s theories all the way down.