Mind a no-brainer?

damscot at my-deja.com damscot at my-deja.com
Sat Jan 1 19:13:31 EST 2000


According to most Monist researchers, it seems, all mental perception
of objective reality and conception occurs within the "brain". But I
say they are wrong! My thoughts, like a Cartesian Dualist, go like this:
If Monists were right, then any brain would then be both objective to
and functionally generative of its own subjective mind, if it had one.
That is, the brain itself would have to directly perceive and yet
subsume itself as mind, and thus be both subjective/superior and
objective/inferior at the same time - which seems obviously
contradictory - and therefore, impossible.

Hence, it would seem that no subjective mind has, owns, or depends
upon, a corresponding objective brain (or any physical material) *for
its existence*. More profoundly, if this be true, then minds, being non-
physical, are indeed incorruptible, and thus immortal.

Don


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