What is the mind?

Jim Balter 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
> particular
> 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.

> Even
> 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.

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