Philosophy Final Study Guide

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Philosophy Final Study Guide Essay #1: Is the mind separate from the body? In answering this question, carefully explain Descartes’ Dualism and at least one argument for that position. Defend your view against objections. I. State personal opinion a. I believe the mind is not separate from the body, and that the mind and brain is the same thing. i. I agree along the lines of the identity theorist, who believe that the mind and brain are the same thing. II. Cartesian Dualism (Substance Dualist) a. The mind and the brain are two distinct substances i. Leibniz’s Law 1. if x and y are identical then they must share all of the same properties. 2. if x and y do not share all of the same properties, they are not the same and therefore they are distinct substances. ii. Conceivability Arguments 1. Mental and Material objects a. Material objects (physical) i. essentially extended space ii. must be divisible 1. the body takes up physical space and can be divided, so the body is a material object
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Lynch during the Spring '08 term at UConn.

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