The Dualist Dilemma
Embodied most emphatically by the writings of Rene Descartes, substance dualism outlines a specific ontological framework for the understanding of mind. Dualism specifically represents a philosophic uneasiness in the idea that mind is merely a projection of the physical, containing no innate or self-defining properties. More specifically, as evidenced in the writings of Descartes, and also Alvin Plantinga, the dualist seeks to ascribe a sort of substance quality
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of causal relation. After all, has ever a victory been scored for mind in the battle over matter?
Crumley, Jack S. Problems In Mind. Mountain View: Mayfield Publishing, 2000.
Descartes, Rene. "Meditations on First Philosophy, Meditations II and IV." Problems In Mind. Ed. Jack S, Crumley. Mountain View: Mayfield Publishing, 2000.
Plantinga, Alvin. "Could Socrates Have Been an Alligator? From: The Nature of Necessity." Problems In Mind. Ed. Jack S. Crumley. Mountain View: Mayfield Publishing, 2000.