The Relationship Between The Mind And The Body
The problem: The relationship between the mind and the body
The opposing philosophical positions: Cartesian Dualism and physicalism (Use both Ryle and Putnam)
1800 – 2000 words, please.
1)Summarize both positions,
2)Explain the arguments for and against each opposing position (why does their position do a better job explaining the mind. You may use Nagel’s arguments in this part),
3)Offer your own assessment of the dialectic using your own examples and reasoning; which side you think offers a more plausible model of the mind and why?