Philosophy 101 Day 13. Copyright 2006 Makoto Suzuki. Aims. Introduce materialism and substance dualism. Consider the potential problems of distinguishing the soul from the mind. Mention the relationship between the mind-body problem and the problem of afterlife.
Copyright 2006 Makoto Suzuki
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz (1646-1716)
C Therefore, Everyone’s mind is distinct from any part of his or her body.
C (from 3 and 5) No mental states are brain states.
From this, the argument contends that every mental state has the property of being recognizable merely through introspection, but no brain state has that property. Applying Leibniz’s Law, we reach the conclusion that no mental state is a brain state.