Consciousness: Egnor on dualism: another example (General)

by David Turell @, Wednesday, August 08, 2018, 18:57 (45 days ago) @ dhw

dhw: Despite the heading you gave to this thread, the article is anything but an example of dualism. Show me where it tells us to remember that we are our soul! It offers nothing but evidence for materialism. And your comments do the same. If you argue that the brain is the source of thought, and a sick brain produces sick thoughts, you are arguing the case for materialism. Once again, this is not a discussion about the meaning of dualism. I have simply pointed out that the article provides evidence that the brain is the source of thought, and this supports the case for materialism.

DAVID: Once again, you and I think with our brains. We know that.

This and your theories arising out of your own materialistic dualism are dealt with under “Theory of Intelligence” (in which I myself offer a very different theory of materialistic dualism). This post only deals with your claim that the article gives us an example of dualism.

DAVID: By the way Egnor believes in a soul, which is why I titled this thread as I did.

dhw: There is nothing in the article to promote the concept of a soul. If he meant it to do so, he has shot himself in the foot.

You misunderstand. Egnor is not a part of this article but he bases his belief in a soul based on this kind of medical case:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2175549-boys-brain-works-just-fine-after-a-large-p...


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