Chapter 6 : The Mind-Body Problem
Section 6: Conclusion
So with the Mind Body Problem there are three
Positions and several variations on each of them.
2. Monism: Idealism
3. Monism: Materialism
Each has a certain appeal and each has weak
points, problems and disadvantages. There
are those who believe that they have solved the problem and that their
position is far better than the alternatives . They have their reasons for maintaining the position that they
do in the light of criticisms. The
"Problem" does not as yet have such a clear solution that there
is anything like a consensus amongst all the peoples of the world existing or even one forming.
What is your position? Do you have a mind? Is it physical? Is it non-physical? Spiritual? Are you just a physical being? Will there be thinking robots some day who are entitled to basic rights as any other thinking being? What position can you best defend using reasoning and evidence?
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