Dualism

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Dualism          I believe that the popular or 'ghost in the machine' form of substance dualism best solves the mind body problem. My views in this area have been influenced by my twelve years of Catholic education. The soul, or mind, depending on your level of belief, was a complete and separate entity and was the center of a human being. The body was an ambulatory device that the soul directed. The idea that the mind …

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…difficult argument to win. The only rebuttal I can give is that because we are a pinnacle of evolution, we developed the nonphysical mind along with free-will and our level of intelligence. This may be an extremely arrogant and proud view, but it is the only one I can think of.          I believe that the strength of dualism's positive arguments outweighs is detractions. Works Cited Churchland, Paul M. Matter and Consciousness.         Massachusetts: The MIT Press, 1994