HW#5 - Reading Assignment 5th Week J. P. Morelands Defense...

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Reading Assignment 5 th Week J. P. Moreland’s Defense of Dualism starts off with defining the fundamental principles of dualism. He first focuses on two main issues of the so-called ‘Mind-Body Problem.’ “First, is a human being composed of just one ultimate component or two? Second, if the answer is two, how do these two relate to one another?” Physicalism basically states that matter is the only thing which exists, and that there is no mind or soul, but just a brain and nervous system that direct all events. Dualism is the counter idea of physicalism, in which it states there exists nonphysical components like soul, mind, or self. Moreland then gives comprehensive definitions of property and substance. Property is an entity; something that is universal, immutable, and does not cause anything to follow. Substance is particular, changeable, basic, and can cause something to follow. Moreland spends most of his time defending the ideas of Dualism by addressing the blatant problems of Physicalism. He mentions the clashes between Physicalism and theism, mathematics, as well as existence of theories, meanings,
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This note was uploaded on 08/25/2008 for the course PHIL 262g taught by Professor Yaffe during the Spring '06 term at USC.

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HW#5 - Reading Assignment 5th Week J. P. Morelands Defense...

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