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Philosophy of mind Theories part 1

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6/28/2012 4:49:03 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
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Mind and Body by R,J Hirst

This is my summary of and argument from philosophy of mind. Called Mind and Body (R,J Hurst)which I just read.

He is refuting dualism by demonstrating that mind activity and brain activity are two different aspects of the same event, here each is a part of a whole event,

So taking this in mind:
A complete "person" is there inner/conscious/mind, and their physical representations (outer) taken into together.

Where there physical representation is open for others to observe, which can inductively lead to theories about the mental/inner/conscious event of a person.

Thus his Identity theory is that mind and brain are part of a singular event.

An example would be that Mind is like being in a car accident, and the brain is like watching it from across the street. But they are both different views of the same event. Aka The accident.

Conclusions:
1.A Person: is there inner/conscious/mind, and their physical representations (outer) taken into together. Good or bad? Perfect? Why? (Most important question)
2.Mind and brain are views of difference aspect of one event. Agree, disagree. Why?
"The bud disappears when the blossom breaks through, and we might say that the former is refuted by the latter; in the same way when the fruit comes, the blossom may be explained to be a false form of the plant's existence, for the fruit appears as its true nature in place of the blossom. These stages are not merely differentiated; they supplant one another as being incompatible with one another." G. W. F. HEGEL
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7/3/2012 5:58:37 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
The mind is a part of nothing because there is nothing beyond it. The ends of a substance always include the reciprocal of it's perceived counter-parts being.