Week 2 DQ 2 Answer - to control your physical reactions. A...

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Of the three early metaphysical ideas, which seems most logical to you? Briefly define the view you selected and explain how your reading and experience supports it. (Note that the list of metaphysical views is listed in Ch. 6 of Philosophy .) Of the three early metaphysical ideas dualism, materialism, and idealism , I find dualism to be the most logical. Dualism was invented by Plato in which suggests that everything is either physical or mental and many things, such as human beings, have both a physical and mental element (Moore & Bruder, 2008, p. 105). I find dualism to be the most logical because I strongly feel that all living things carry both a physical and mental spiritual state. I also feel that both the mental (spiritual) and physical (body) combined works together as one. For instance, I always think using my mental ability before I react to something because although what I may be thinking is not correct and if acted on physically could cause other problems to occur; its best to use your mental state in an effort
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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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