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What is the ontological problem in the philosophy of mind?
The mind-body problem.
What are the two theories of mind?
The materalist and the dualist position.
What is the materalist theory of mind?
Argue that mental states and processes are simply part of a complex physical system known as the brain.
What is the dualist theory of mind?
It argues that mental states and processes are not just physical, but are actually a non-physical phenomenon/state.
What does substance dualism propose?
It proposes that minds are non-physical things made up of non-physical substances. They are independent of our bodies.
Who was one of the more famous proponents of substance dualism?
Descartes