Identity theory can be traced back to the mid sixteen hundreds, when Descartes argued that there is a distinction between physical things (res extensa) and mental things (res cogitans). Descartes argued that physical things and mental things must be ontologically distinct from one another because each has properties that the other not only does not … Continue reading Philosophy of mind: Is the mind the same as the brain?
I wanted to start off this blog with a excerpt from Crime and Punishment – a conversation between two characters on the moral justification of a murder. The conversation highlights the way in which our ethical beliefs often come in to conflict with one another. “…Hundreds, thousands perhaps, might be set on the right path; dozens … Continue reading Ethics: Dostoevsky and ethical dilemmas
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