[FL 3485]  The Mind and Body Problem in Contemporary Philosophy – 21.22

Semester II
thursday 16:30 - 18:15

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Language: English

Semester II
thursday 16:30 - 18:15


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


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