Philosophy of Mind

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Kieran Tsai Philosophy of Mind 31-Mar-11 Go over Shaffer’s arguments for and against dualism and materialism. In light of his analysis, what do you think is the best position? Do you think there is a solution to the mind-body problem? Explain. I think the best position is materialism and I do think that there is a solution to the mind- body problem. I’m not exactly sure what category of philosophical theory my theory would fall under but I think materialism comes closest and the following is my proposal. In analogous to a computer system, the mind is like a piece of program with instructions and data (And you can say that these instructions and data are housed in a container persistently by the name of a ‘spirit’ or a ‘soul’). The instructions form a state-machine or an automaton and depending on the type of mind (or another words, how the mind is ‘programed’, whether caused externally or naturally exists that way), it will interact with the world in different ways. This mind, by itself cannot think, for it is just a collection of states (or another words
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This note was uploaded on 11/25/2011 for the course PHIL 110 taught by Professor Markjones during the Winter '11 term at BYU.

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