Essay on A Rationalist 's Understanding Of The Mind And Body Problem

1004 Words Nov 9th, 2016 5 Pages
A rationalist’s understanding of the mind/body problem typically states that everything we do, say, and think should have a background of knowledge and reason rather than impulse and emotions. All the different types of rationality hold the belief that the world is a rationally ordered whole, the parts of which are linked by logical necessity and the structure of which is, therefore, intelligible. Defensibly, rationalists would argue that innate knowledge does not require the input of any kind. Empiricists believe that all concepts derive from experience and all belief propositions are acceptable if they can be justified by experience. It is justifiable to state that empiricist would answer the mind and body problem as such; two individual entities with their own duties and function together/depend on each other. Perception of sensations developed by the human body is key to understanding how the mind develops a cognitive thought process. Learned patterns of the perception of thoughts and emotions illustrate the concept that the mind and body are two co-dependent entities. The brain receiving input results in the mind’s development of cognition. The belief that input in necessary for the development of the mind/ brain relationship correlates positively with the views of empiricists. Now, imagine being locked in a room alone with nothing but a desktop computer. The computer is connected to the wifi. The only way you know what is happening to the world outside your room…

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