All Blog Posts Tagged 'physicalism' (2)

My grandmother is dying.

[Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist]



Atheism grips one's character most weakly when a loved one is dying- this is a critique well-taken, at least of the emotional appeal of atheism, though not at all of its truth. Right now, my mother's mother is probably on her last go-round, and this is inviting only for being contemplative.



She has lived with my parents for the better… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on June 24, 2011 at 7:23pm — 1 Comment

Physicalism vs. Dualism: An Idiotic Case Study

[Cross-posted from the Teapot Atheist]



With possibly a few very odd exceptions, opinions about the relationship between the mind and the brain come in two flavors. One, called dualism, holds that, despite the unusual correlation between brain injuries and mental impairments, the unusual correlation between active brains and active minds, the unusual correlation between… Continue

Added by Christopher Ray on June 21, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

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