damscot at my-deja.com writes:
> 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.
Most of the terms you use in your argument are capable of multiple
definitions, so it's difficult to follow the details of the chain of
logic. In particular, though, I wonder just what you mean by stating
that the brain "directly perceives itself as mind". Can you clarify?