Substance Dualism - Philosophy Of The Mind

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  • Created on: 02-06-14 11:14

1. The Argument From Doubt is....

  • I can doubt my body exists, but not my mind
  • I can doubt everything, nothing is possible
  • I can doubt my mind eists, but not my body
  • I can doubt nothing, everything is possible
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2. Ryle believes Descartes makes, what?

  • A circular argument
  • A hypothetical mistake: because he assumes the implicit relationship between someone's behaviour and their actions
  • A category mistake: because he thought the mind is different from someone's behaviour when in fact they are the same thing
  • No mistakes, Ryle is a substance dualist too!

3. Substance Dualism is a reductive theory of the mind. True or False?

  • False
  • True

4. Descartes believes consciousness....

  • has no need to havve an explaination as it's a basic feature of the mind
  • Descatres doesn't mention consciousness
  • is a seperate entitiy from the brain, it needs to be kept healthy through reasoning (which takes part in the soul)
  • Does not occur

5. Who said: The mind has no location in order to intermingle with matter, which IS located

  • Elizabeth Of Bohemia
  • Harrold Of Suffolk
  • Sally Of Ibiza
  • Descartes


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