1. Descartes Indubitibility Argument
1) My Body is dubitable (and so are all of its parts*) the body is doubtful
2) My Mind is indubitable
the mind is undoubtful
3) Leibniz Law (the Indiscernibility if Identicals) they differ since they a
1. Define Interactionism, and explain the theory with the help of Descartes discussion in
Treatise on Man.
Interactionism- Mind and body are distinct but they casually interact, we got a mind
which is diff from body
Physical processes in the body can caus
Comparing soul and body to two clocks that agree perfectly, Leibniz argued that there are only three
possible sources for this agreement. It may occur through mutual influence (interactionism), through the
efforts of a skilled workman who regulates the cl
1. Solving the Problem
One might believe in life after death, and also believe that in the afterlife you, the
same person, have no body and no brain. If there could be this sort of disembodied
existence, then neither bodily nor brain continuity would be n
22. Pseudomemories present a problem for Lockes account. Explain
-Mental lapses suggest that remembering is not necessary for being the same person.
One might also argue that rembering is not sufficient for being the same person. You can
misrember what yo
1. The Separability Argument -#3
1. My mind is such that I can clearly and distinctly conceive of it existing apart from my
2. My body is NOT such that I can clearly and distinctly conceive of it existing apart
from my body.
3. L.L (Idiscernibility
1. * What does it mean to say existence precedes essence? On what basis does
Sartre hold there is no human nature (essence)? Explain this with reference to the
artisan and the paper knife.
What is being-in-itself versus being-for-itself?
How does Sartr
1. Ship of Theseus
Ship A- renovated ship
Ship B- Built from original plants and parts
Ship started then once they hit all the islands they started renovating the ship however the
question is what ship is his ship
Ship B- built from all the original plank
1. Define the Materialist view called The Identity Theory.
-The Identity Theory
-What is it about you now that makes you the same person in the future or at some other
What makes you a unique person?
(Suppose person A at time t is the same person as
1. Thomas Reid general-officer-boy
-Suppose a brave officer to have been flogged when a boy at school, for robbing
an orchard, to have taken a standard from the enemy in his first campaign, and to
have been made a general in advanced life: Suppose also, w