Evaluation of Dualistic Interaction

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Abstract
Dualistic
interactionism
, a theory often associated with Descartes, holds that the human being unites an immaterial mind with a material body. To argue against this theory, we can show that phenomena formerly considered proof of the existence of mind independent of the body, such as out of body experiences and viewing oneself from the outside, are closely connected to particular types of brain damage and disturbances to signals received by the brain. This means that the sense of independent selfhood no longer argues in favor of dualism, since its presence can be explained in a non-dualistic way.
Evaluation of Dualistic Interaction
Dualistic
interactionism
is a variety of dualism that is most closely associated with the French...
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