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Bodies, minds and materialism


Bodies, minds and materialism

Beggs, Noah Stewart (1998) Bodies, minds and materialism. Masters thesis, Concordia University.



It is common to describe subjective experience as a mental, and thus metaphysical, phenomenon. This core assumption is a central tenet of our intellectual history. How this bears on our ability to take seriously new theories of mind in light of progressive discovery is what is at issue in this paper. Herein, it is argued that because the idiom we use to speak about the mind is predisposed to countenance ontological dualism, it begs the question against alternative conceptions of mind. I will thus argue that subjectivity need not entail non-physical phenomena, pace the assumptions of the traditional dualist idiom.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Philosophy
Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Authors:Beggs, Noah Stewart
Pagination:v, 101 leaves ; 29 cm.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:Theses (M.A.)
Thesis Supervisor(s):Clarke, Murray
ID Code:615
Deposited By: Concordia University Libraries
Deposited On:27 Aug 2009 17:13
Last Modified:08 Dec 2010 15:15
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