The mind is a fascinating entity. Where, after all, would we be without it? These days many people believe the mind simply is the brain. Descartes would have disagreed profoundly. He recommended a dualism of substance. Modern philosophers are again finding various forms of dualism attractive because the problems with physicalism are so intractable. In this course, it will discuss the confusions about these matter.
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Course Credit: University of Oxford
|Part 1: Identity Theory and Why it Won’t Work||01:31:00|
|Part 1: Identity Theory and Why it Won’t Work 2||01:30:00|
|Part 2: Non-Reductive Physicalisms and the Problems they Face||01:31:00|
|Part 2: Non-Reductive Physicalisms and the Problems they Face 2||01:31:00|
|Part 3: If Physicalism Won’t Work, What is the Alternative?||01:07:00|
|Part 3: If Physicalism Won’t Work, What is the Alternative? 2||01:07:00|
|Part 4: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions?||01:23:00|
|Part 4: Are We Asking the Wrong Questions? 2||01:23:00|
|Part 5: Questions and Answers||01:07:00|
|Part 5: Questions and Answers 2||01:07:00|
|Submit Your Assignment||00:00:00|
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