Dualists Analysis

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Possible Replies of the Interactionists
According to Dualists, human person: the human mind, and human organism: human body, are not one and the same thing. Human mind can not be reduced to simple physical activities, and one specific kind of the dualists, the interactionists believe that there’s a two-way causal connection between the human mind and the human organism: the human mind can affect human organism in a specific way, and vice versa. Adding to that, interactionists further illustrate that a mental action can cause a physical action, and other way around. In regard of this theory, the materialists have several refutations. One rejection is to doubt the existence of human mind i.e. whether it is physically possible to have the human
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In this case, instead of directing reject the existence of the distinctive mental action, Physicalists suggest that even the irreducible mental action exists they are futile, impotent, or even meaningless, for if one is sufficient enough why God want to waste energy to create another cause. Regarding to that, I can conceive that idealists would argue a similar thing, for idealists believe there’s no such thing as physical substance or action. Thus, in this case, the idealists can say the similar thing but the other way around i.e. even the physical action exists, they are impotent. Therefore, I think the dualists will argue that this physicalists’ argument is built on a materialistic ground, where the mental action are unimportant essentially. Hence, dualists can say that this physicalistic argument is biased. Also, they can say unless the physicists can prove completely that mental substance or action is useless, their argument is not persuasive enough. Indeed, the physicalists might give scientific examples like in right now researchers already find out that certain mental activities are corresponding to that of a specific brain area: feeling sad might be just a brain area that firing signals. However, the dualists can still argue that how about some more complex emotions, for example my sudden desire to eat …show more content…
They can argue that although the multiple causes example is possible both metaphysically and physically, the possibility of this situation to happen every time is low. Yes, the multi-causes incidents can happen but we tend to regard this scenario as a coincidence. However, when the coincidences became regularities or a pattern, some clarification will be needed, because it might not just be a coincidence. In this sense, it is possible for the materialists to assume that maybe the two causes are related to each other or even are in essence one cause. In the mind and body case, the materialists can argue that mental action and the physical action, although are two things, are correlated or even inseparable in a way. They can suggest that the mental action cannot exist without physical action, and the mental action might just be an ability of a certain physical action. Therefore the two causes might be just one. Notwithstanding, I believe the dualistic interactionists will point out that even the two causes can be related in some way, this claim can’t sufficiently prove that one cause are part of the other cause or one cause is just an sub-cause belonging to the

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