TITLE

Why would anyone wish to believe that he or she is a combination of a body and a disembodied mind or soul?

AUTHOR(S)
Anthony, Cliff
PUB. DATE
July 2008
SOURCE
Prospect;Jul2008, Issue 148, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author considers various arguments in favor of the philosophical concept of dualism. Dualism is defined as the concept sees that mental phenomena as non-physical and explores the relationship between mind and matter. The promotion of dualism by philosopher René Descartes is referenced and the lack of empirical evidence to support dualism is noted.
ACCESSION #
33142949

 

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