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Tanea Tahir Phil 1334 Explain Bloom’s arguments for saying that (1) we are all dualists and (2) science shows dualism is wrong. What do you think? Bloom believes that people are common- sense dualists; they consider their bodies and souls to be separate entities. Though Bloom does not seem to agree with the argument that body and soul are separate, he shows the reader both sides of the issue and presents the supporting ideas needed for another to make their own choices on the matter. Bloom thinks that people are predisposed to the idea that their body and soul exist separately; that is why they are “common-sense dualists.” (Bloom 1) He feels that the media puts great emphasis on stories about people who are “liberated from their bodies”, which people find immensely appealing because they feel it is in fact plausible on some level. (Bloom 1) Whether it’s Hollywood movies or the great Greek legends, people generally have always had the idea that the soul is separate from the body. Dualism has become part of the culture that is instilled in all human beings as soon as they enter the world. Religious views also greatly influence and strengthen the common-sense dualistic ideas all over the world. Almost all religions teach that the soul survives even after the devastation of the body. Many children are raised with the concept of afterlife. Often times they are taught that the soul will then ascend either to heaven or hell. Other
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