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

Anthony, Cliff
July 2008
Prospect;Jul2008, Issue 148, p6
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.


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