International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 11 (2017)

An exposition on the mind-body dualism


Dr. Rajkumar Modak

The philosophy of mind is generally concerned with the following two types of questions— epistemological and metaphysical. The epistemological questions are the questions about what we can know when it comes to the mind. These epistemological questions include questions about (a) how we can know about the mental states of others, (b) how we can know about our own mental states, and (c) the nature of these forms of knowledge. Metaphysical questions are concerned with the fundamental structure of the mind. The problem that has dominated the philosophy of mind over the last three centuries or so, and which will provide the basis of these notes, is a metaphysical one: the mind-body problem. This paper is an attempt to answer these questions.
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