[FL 3485]  LIC. The Mind and Body Problem in Contemporary Philosophy – 24.25

Semester II
thursday 14:30 - 16:15

Course Information

Language: English

Semester II
thursday 14:30 - 16:15


During these lectures I would like to show mind and body problem as a discussion between monistic and dualistic solutions: Mind and body problem – dualism versus monism.

I would like to stress amongst dualistic ideas:

Dualism of substances

Dualism of properties: emergentism, double-aspect theory

Monistic ideas: Behaviorist theory, Identity theory, Identity of types, Token identity, Computational theory

In the end I would like to show where Thomistic ideas are on this ax. I also present arguments for the spiritual basis of mental properties


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Searle J.R.: The Mystery of Consciousness, London 1998.
McGinn C.: The Mysterious Flame, New York 1999.
Chalmers D. (ed.): Philosophy of Mind, Oxford University Press 2002.
Johnson-Laird P.N.: The Computer and the Mind, Harvard University Press 1988.
Pasnau R.: Thomas Aquinas on Human Nature, Cambridge University Press 2002