765437963 mind-body problem.docx - Surname 1 Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Date What is the Mind-Body Problem Humans beings are made up of

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Surname 1 Student’s Name Instructor’s Name Course Date What is the Mind-Body Problem? Humans beings are made up of physical and mental properties. The physical properties include size, color, shape, weight, and time among others. The mental properties include consciousness, emotions, perceptual experience, and desire among others. The mind-body problem involves the relationship between these two properties. The interaction between these two sets of properties has raised many varying philosophical views. Materialist asserts that despite the appearances to the contrary, mental states can be regarded as a physical state. Behaviorism, computation, and functionalist theory also attempt to expound on this phenomenon. The conventional factor in these theories is the attempt to explicate consciousness and the nature of mind with regards to their ability. The paper seeks to examine what is the mind- body problem from a wide scope with respect to the variance in philosophical views. It also seeks to expound on dualism and give a personal stand on the same. As indicated earlier the mind-body problem concerns the extent to which the body and the mind are either separate or same properties. The mind is all about consciousness, thoughts and mental processes. The body entails the physical elements of the brain-neurons and the mind structure. Some of the commonly asked questions include whether the mind is part of the body or the body is part of the mind? If the two parts are distinct, how do they relate with each other? which one among them is superior and has control over the other?
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Surname 2 There exist a variety of theories that expound on the association between the body and the mind. They are mainly characterized with differences some trying to discredit others. This has raised a range of contestation since psychologists seem not to have agreement on this phenomenon. Dualism can be explained as a though that defines the mind and body as distinct entities (Gorham211). Dualist assert that both physical and mental are real and neither can be assimilated to the other. The physical entity in humans has weight, solidity and comprises liquids, gases and solids. However, unlike other objects, humans can to reason and also make
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