Tuesday, April 08, 2008

My Western Philosophy Class at MCCC

For my MCCC Western Philosophy students:

Our third section will look at the mind-body dualism of Plato and Descartes and philosophical response to this.

We'll look at Steven Pinker as an example of physicalism, which denies that "mind" exists as a non-physical substance.

We'll look at a contemporary example of a philosophical substance dualist, J.P. Moreland.

This will be the first time I've taught issues of the mind-body problem in this class, and I'm looking forward to the discussions.