Biology and Philosophy 2 (3):271-275 (1987)
|Abstract||Cartesian mind body dualism and modern versions of this viewpoint posit a mind thermodynamically unrelated to the body but informationally interactive. The relation between information and entropy developed by Leon Brillouin demonstrates that any information about the state of a system has entropic consequences. It is therefore impossible to dissociate the mind's information from the body's entropy. Knowledge of that state of the system without an energetically significant measurement would lead to a violation of the second law of thermodynamics.|
|Keywords||Mind body entropy information dualism second law of thermodynamics|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Brian O'Shaughnessy (1994). The Mind-Body Problem. In Richard Warner & Tadeusz Szubka (eds.), The Mind-Body Problem: A Guide to the Current Debate. Blackwell.
Han-Kyul Kim (2008). Locke and the Mind-Body Problem: An Interpretation of His Agnosticism. Philosophy 83 (4):439-458.
Richard Warner & Tadeusz Szubka (eds.) (1994). The Mind-Body Problem: A Guide to the Current Debate. Blackwell.
Gabriel Vacariu (2011). The Mind-Body Problem Today. Open Journal of Philosophy 1 (1):26-34.
Colin McGinn (1989). Can We Solve the Mind-Body Problem? Mind 98 (July):349-66.
K. D. Irani (1980). Conceptual Changes in Problem of Mind-Body Relation. In Body & Mind: Past, Present And Future. New York: Academic Press.
Erik Myin (1998). Trading in Form for Content and Taking the Sting Out of the Mind-Body Problem. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 21 (6):766-766.
Paul Hoffman (1986). The Unity of Descartes's Man. Philosophical Review 95 (3):339-370.
Benny Shanon (2008). Mind-Body, Body-Mind: Two Distinct Problems. Philosophical Psychology 21 (5):697 – 701.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads12 ( #101,098 of 722,704 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #60,247 of 722,704 )
How can I increase my downloads?