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Substance Dualism: A Non‐Cartesian Approach

E. J. Lowe

in The Waning of Materialism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556182
eISBN:
9780191721014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556182.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Substance dualism in the philosophy of mind is, naturally enough, commonly thought of on a Cartesian model, according to which it is a dualism of two radically different kinds of substance, one (the ... More


How Rich is Concrete Reality?

Peter Unger

in All the Power in the World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195155617
eISBN:
9780199850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155617.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter considers some clearly distinct basic bodies, as with some spatially separate spherical red particles. It suggests that it is in conceiving such clearly spatial bodies as are so ... More


Materialism Does Not Save the Phenomena—and the Alternative Which Does

Uwe Meixner

in The Waning of Materialism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199556182
eISBN:
9780191721014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556182.003.0021
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter offers a version of Cartesian dualism that draws on the resources of a Husserlian account of intentionality. For example, it argues that ‘I can locate myself at the point in space from ... More


The Mind‐Body Union, Interaction, and Subsumption

Louis E. Loeb

in Early Modern Philosophy: Mind, Matter, and Metaphysics

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195177602
eISBN:
9780199835553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177606.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter builds on Margaret Wilson's work to exhibit a significant difficulty for both Descartes's interactionism and Cartesian interactionism in general, and to relate the objection that emerges ... More


Personal Dualism

Paul M. Pietroski

in Causing Actions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252763
eISBN:
9780191598234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252769.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

We can and should preserve certain Cartesian intuitions—e.g. that people are distinct from their bodies, and that at least many of our mental events are distinct from any biochemical events—while ... More


A Plenitude of Power

Peter Unger

in All the Power in the World

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195155617
eISBN:
9780199850563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195155617.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores how it may be that substantial individuals are powered, or propensities. It discusses the propensity of basic physical entities and the propensity of other possible concrete, ... More


Analogy, Metaphor, and Coherence

Herman Philipse

in God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Theism can be an existential hypothesis confirmable by empirical evidence only if the reference of the proper name ‘God’ can be spelled out in words that are mostly used literally. However, it is ... More


The Role of the Intellect in Descartes's Case for the Incorporeity of the Mind

Rozemond Marleen

in Essays on the Philosophy and Science of René Descartes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195075519
eISBN:
9780199853052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195075519.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explains Descartes view that the mind, the source of mental states in incorporeal substance. Decartes acts of intellection are not accompanied by correlated physical events but there are ... More


The Poverty of Philosophical Method: A Case Study

William G. Lycan

in On Evidence in Philosophy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198829720
eISBN:
9780191868221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198829720.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Cartesian mind–body dualism is widely thought to have been simply refuted by sound argument. This chapter maintains that the case against dualism is very weak. There is no very good argument for ... More


Meditation VI: Dualism and the Material World

Georges Dicker

in Descartes: An Analytic and Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195380323
eISBN:
9780190267452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195380323.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

this chapter concludes Descartes's arguments set forth in the Meditations, beginning with his proofs on the existence of the material world as well as the distinction between mind and body. The ... More


The Concept of Mind

Michael S. Pardo and Dennis Patterson

in Minds, Brains, and Law: The Conceptual Foundations of Law and Neuroscience

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199812134
eISBN:
9780199368594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812134.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Medical Law

This chapter examines issues that illustrate the importance of conceptions of “mind” in the debates over how to think about the role of neuroscience in law. It discusses the explanatory strategy of ... More


“Did I not banish the soul?” Thinking Otherwise, Woolf-wise

Patricia Waugh

in Contradictory Woolf

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780983533955
eISBN:
9781781384930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780983533955.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter examines the contradictory notion of an “embodied soul” and “grounded” thought in Virginia Woolf's writing, with particular emphasis on concepts of consciousness and the extended mind. ... More


Conceptual framework

Dianna T. Kenny

in The Psychology of Music Performance Anxiety

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199586141
eISBN:
9780191731129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586141.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter develops a conceptual framework from which to theorize music performance anxiety. It reviews some of the philosophies, such as Cartesian dualism, and research methods such as nomothetic ... More


God in the Age of Science?: A Critique of Religious Reason

Herman Philipse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199697533
eISBN:
9780191738470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697533.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a critical examination of the philosophical strategies for defending religious belief. The main strategies may be presented as conforming to the end nodes of a decision tree for a ... More


Being Minded

Danielle Macbeth

in Giving a Damn: Essays in Dialogue with John Haugeland

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035248
eISBN:
9780262335850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035248.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

As generally understood, the world of our everyday experience is an appearance due in part to impacts on us of such things as wavelengths of light or moving particles and in part to contingent ... More


The World to Come

Keith Ward

in Religion and Human Nature

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269618
eISBN:
9780191683718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This chapter examines the Christian doctrine of resurrection. It suggests that resurrection may be considered as the realm of the healing and integration of the soul, its recovery from fragmentation ... More


Meditation II: The Cogito and the Self

Georges Dicker

in Descartes: An Analytic and Historical Introduction

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195380323
eISBN:
9780190267452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195380323.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter addresses the question of the cogito, as in, “I think, therefore I exist.” While this conviction has raised doubts of its own, it can be reconstructed via the substance theory, which ... More


Toward an Inclusive Universalism: Spinoza’s Ethics of Sustainability

Michael Mack

in Spinoza Now

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672806
eISBN:
9781452946887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672806.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter addresses Descartes’s and Hobbes’s influence on Spinoza. It shows how it is possible to eschew an absolute universalism in favor of an inclusive universalism. Spinoza is not arguing ... More


What Philosophic Cosmology Can Teach Us

Strachan Donnelley

Ceara Donnelley and Bruce Jennings (eds)

in Frog Pond Philosophy: Essays on the Relationship Between Humans and Nature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813167275
eISBN:
9780813175669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167275.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter introduces the fourth and most philosophical section of the book, which offers a history of the development of cosmology or natural philosophy primarily in the work of Spinoza, ... More


A Thought beyond Dualisms, Creationist and Evolutionist Alike

A. Kiarina Kordela

in Spinoza Now

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816672806
eISBN:
9781452946887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816672806.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter shows that the way that death is conceived is critical for Spinoza’s political stance seen from a psychoanalytic perspective. For this to come to the fore, it is imperative to avoid two ... More


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