Rene Descartes And John Locke: Dualistic Conception Of The Human Person

The newest development, Supramentis is a process that enables scientist to transfer informational contents from a human brain that has been preserved through cryopreservation, onto computers. Once the information of the former, self-functioning, natural human brain is uploaded onto the computer it is able to mimic thoughts, preferences, and behavioral patterns that the humans that had those brains once had. This simulated consciousness is called the “Nu-Me” and it has abilities to avoid the effects of aging since old or damaged parts can easily be replaced. Philosophers Rene Descartes and John Locke would have plenty to say about the identity of the Nu-Me and it’s ability to have a mind or to be considered a person. Descartes’s Meditation on First Philosophy argues a dualistic conception of the human person. According to the theory’s of dualism, mind is distinct from the body and the human person itself is a machine. In Meditation on First Philosophy Descartes doubts his knowledge of existence and furthers his details of his theories about artificial intelligence and the separation between mind and body. Off the bat, Descartes describes the body as its own, simply the statue of a man, and the soul as its own saying that they have nothing in common with one another. It’s simply dualism …show more content…
According to Dualism the mind is distinct from the brain. However, in this situation the computer will have a well restored human brain that will have a consciousness and function just as those today. Because the computer has a human functioning brain, it will have a thought process and like Descartes cogito argument “I think therefore I am”. The dualistic view on whether the Nu-Me has a mind or body might argue theories such as occasionalism, which argues that the mind does not act on the body directly making it possible for a mind to exist without a

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