TITLE

THE CONCEIVABILITY ARGUMENT AND THE INTUITION OF DUALISM

AUTHOR(S)
Polcyn, Karol
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Diametros: An Online Journal of Philosophy;Jun2010, Issue 24, p90
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Information on the author's opinion on conceivability argument and the intuition of dualism is discussed. The author argues that David Papineau's assumption that individuals are all in the grip of the intuition of dualism strengthens physicalism further by leading to the refutation of the entailment from conceivability to possibility which is the key promise of the version of the two-dimensional argument. The author suggests that if individuals can assume that intuition of dualism is consistent with the truth of materialism, that intuition provides the best explanation of why intuitions about the separability of mind and body in other possible words are unreliable. The author highlights the weaknesses of the previous criticism of the two-dimensional argument.
ACCESSION #
52332180

 

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