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Unformatted text preview: II. Socrates’ Argument a. The user cannot be the same thing that is being used b. Shoemaker example c. The soul is man III. Descartes’ Argument a. Meditations b. When you take away the body can you still think? c. “I think therefore I am” IV. Paul Churchland a. Neural Dependence i. Everything relies on the brain ii. If the brain dies so does the person. (In other words no soul) V. Using Socrates to refute Churchland a. According to Churchland the brain is the user and the thing being used b. This is impossible because it defies logic VI. Using Descartes to refute Churchland a. Many things rely on electrotransmissions i. Computers ii. This does not mean that all things with electric transmissions can think. VII. Conclusion a. Socrates argument restated b. Descartes argument restated c. Explanation to little brother that through what I have proved that he will still exist after his body dies....
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This note was uploaded on 04/04/2008 for the course PHI 2010 taught by Professor Dobson during the Spring '08 term at FAU.
- Spring '08