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Unformatted text preview: to control your physical reactions. A thought is what it is, a thought, and a thought can be changed; for our actions is a mirror reflection of our own thinking. In our text, dualism was described as "today's common sense" (Moore & Bruder, 2008, p. 106). Rene Descartes believed that truths could be discovered with skepticism and by doubting everything. His "doubting methodology" was based on doubting everything that he possibly could in an effort to achieve certainty, which, in turn, would provide him with a criterion of truth (p. 108). I am also a person that questions things in which many would not. This reading has helped me understand metaphysics from the earlier days as well as gain a better understanding behind the ideas of dualism, materialism, and idealism. I have done a lot of reading on the spiritual end of things and its amazing to see how things come together when combining knowledge from different materials in order to gain a more precise understanding....
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This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course PSY 201 201 taught by Professor Peters during the Winter '11 term at University of Phoenix.
- Winter '11