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Unformatted text preview: What makes property dualism different from materialism? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Supervenience- dualists deny it, materialists accept it-if two things have all of the same physical properties then they also have all of the same mental properties-no mental difference without a physical difference-(trying to capture the notion that "there is nothing non-physical going on")-sometimes called "the generality of physics" Arguments for Dualism 1. from religion-religions require dualism 2. from introspection (Descartes)-M+B just don't seem to be the same -Leibniz's Law of Identity Sheet1 Page 2-If x=y all properties that x has, y has also 3. from behavioral abilities 4. from parapsycology...
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- Spring '08
- Descartes, PROPERTY DUALISM, Epiphenominalism