Phenomenal Consciousness: A Debate on Dualism

8 Pages Posted: 14 May 2013 Last revised: 7 Jun 2013

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Sidharta Chatterjee

Andhra University, Department of Social Work

Date Written: May 14, 2013

Abstract

In empiricist epistemology, the effects of stimulation registered as ideas in the memory give rise to reasoned judgments guiding our behaviour. In Cartesian ontology, mind is not an epiphenomenon of materials, but a distinct substance. In Hegelian thought, it is something spiritual. In anyway, it is unarguable that consciousness “is” something - whether if it exists as anything material or nonphysical is from where the debate begun, and it is here where it is destined to end.

Keywords: Dualism, Phenomenal consciousness, mind-brain problem

JEL Classification: D83, Z13

Suggested Citation

Chatterjee, Sidharta, Phenomenal Consciousness: A Debate on Dualism (May 14, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2264338 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2264338

Sidharta Chatterjee (Contact Author)

Andhra University, Department of Social Work ( email )

Andhra University
Waltair
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
India

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