Phil 1000 notes 03-04-2008

Phil 1000 notes 03-04-2008 - Philosophy 1000 03-04-08 WOD:...

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-1Philosophy 1000 03-04-08 WOD: Hortatory http://ucsu.colorado.edu/~brindell Thurs: Frank Jackson : “The Qualia Problem” II. The Mind Body Problem A. What am I? -What is a mind and where does it exsist -We seem to be made up of two things, a mind and a body. B. New Question -How can both the mind and body exist in the same entity -Mind causes things to happen in the body? -Can something that doesn’t exist in space control ones body? -Could possibly counter act with the existence of God -”minds are like witches, they are part of a non-scientific view with little fact to support their existence” C. Really 2 problems -Distinct Substances -How can the two substances interact at all -Causal Closure problem D. Classical Responses -Distinct Substances -Decartes explained that Mind and Body are two very distinct substances -Mind and body interact at the Pineal Gland (which is both mind and body) -This does nothing but push the problem back and solves nothing -Next attempt was offered by a a Frenchman named _______
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PHIL 1000 taught by Professor Heathwood, during the Winter '07 term at Colorado.

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Phil 1000 notes 03-04-2008 - Philosophy 1000 03-04-08 WOD:...

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