Christianity matthew 1028 do not be afraid of those

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Christianity: Matthew 10:28 “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. 1
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Arguments for Dualism With our mind we feel hope, fear, love, hate, disgust, shame, pride, and amusement (consciousness). For our bodies, we diet, lift weight, and adorn them with jewelry and make-up. Arguments for Dualism When our bodies weaken, don’t our minds still stay strong? E.g., Stephen Hawking (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) And can’t the mind deteriorate while the body remains vigorous? E.g., Alzheimer’s Arguments for Dualism Don’t these differences imply that the mind and body are distinct entities? Modern Western Viewpoint We as humans consist of two entities. Our physical selves and our mind/souls/consciousness. We are composed of material and immaterial ‘stuff.’ And these two interact….. THE MIND-BODY PROBLEM Interactionism 1. You hit your thumb with a hammer. Physical event 2. Which Causes Pain. Mental event 3. You Scream! Physical event Text example: Page 164 Problem How can something material affect anything that immaterial? Or Vice-Versa… How can anything immaterial affect anything that is material? Text Example “Most people regard with suspicion a claim that a nonphysical mind has moved some dice or a table. They should regard with equal suspicion a claim that a nonphysical mind has moved an arm or a toe.” 2
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  • Summer '17
  • Edwin Aiman
  • René Descartes, Theory of Materialism

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