What is the mind?

Ray Scanlon rscanlon at wsg.net
Mon Dec 14 20:31:21 EST 1998


Nigel & Julie Thomas wrote in message <36710B55.6EBBCD78 at earthlink.net>...
>
>
>Ray Scanlon wrote:
>
>> Not at all, I merely want to make a distinction between that which
belongs
>> to the material universe and that which does not. The soul (mind) does
not
>> belong to the material universe.
>
>This, of course, is the metaphysical position known as dualism. Most
>contemporary philosophers reject it as incompatible with a scientific
approach
>to reality.


Many contemporary philosophers couldn't find their ass with their hands.

> Your
>remarks on mind fall into well known pitfalls, like taking epiphenomenalist
>dualism to be a hard-headed scientific attitude....

In the small shared-lexicon-community in which you flourish, this may be
"well known". You should share with us.

Ray
Those interested in how the brain works might look at
www.wsg.net/~rscanlon/brain.html






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