What is the mind?
jqb at sandpiper.net
Mon Dec 14 06:29:38 EST 1998
Phil Roberts, Jr. wrote:
> floyd wrote:
> > The best description I ever heard was from a the discussion following a
> > lecture, where someone, whom I couldn't locate later, said "If walking is
> > the foot in action, then the mind is the brain in action". I think what
> > he meant was that the mind is just what the brain does, and can't be
> > described as an object.
> However, there is reason to believe that what the brain does, in this
> instance, is non-physical, at least to the extent that you assume
> physical applies to entities and events in co-ordinates of both
> space and time. None of us would even so much as think to look
> for a thought or feeling employing a physical instrument.
Ditto for a gait.
> my 12 year old niece appreciates that this mind stuff looks
> like it is in a category all of its own.
Some of us have advanced beyond her stage of development.
<J Q B>
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