Provide an analysis of the debate between the theories of dualism and monism. Support your perspective with research and everyday examples.
In addition to this week’s assigned textbook readings you may draw on scholarly online resources. from the APUS online library) and not from commercial websites, blogs, opinion publications, etc.
The assumption of two domains continues to underpin scientific accounts of human action.
Descartes was a scientist who not only wanted to contribute to empirical knowledge, but he also felt the strictures of the Roman Catholic Church.
Dualism Assignment For this week’s forum, watch the video
Research Papers Monism Vs Dualism
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In the classical and mediaeval periods, it was the intellect that was thought to be most obviously resistant to a materialistic account from Descartes on, the main stumbling block to materialist monism was supposed to be 'consciousness', of which phenomenal consciousness or sensation came to be considered as the paradigm instance.
Dualism resolved a conflict for Descartes between his materialist interests and important religious concerns of his time by allowing him to distinguish mechanical behavior from behavior generated by something called 'free will'.
Some dualists are fond of drawing a significant inference from the fact that we use different kinds of language to talk about physical things and non-physical things.
They note that when we talk about physical things we use language that locates or causally connects objects in space.