David Bourget (Western Ontario)
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Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
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The mind-body problem is one of the deepest puzzles of philosophy. It is the problem of giving an account of how the mind or mental processes are related to bodily states or processes. Ever since its beginning in antiquity the problem has intrigued philosophers and theologians. Even today philosophers of mind, neuroscientists and psychologists are all concerned with this problem. Since RenÃ© Descartes (1596- 1650) introduced the famous Cartesian Dualism, separation of mind and matter into two different but interacting substances, much discussion has followed. Current debate in philosophy of mind has become too technical for a layman to follow although the mind/body problem continues to enjoy a great popular appeal. We ask like Susan Greenfield (Greenfield 2002) How does a wrinkled lump of grey matter weighing little more than a kilogram manage to think, love, dream and feel such widely different sensations as raw pleasures and numbing depressions? This of course assumes that the human brain is the seat of all mental activity
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