- Physical pain and emotional pain are distinct (since physical pain feels different from emotional pain).
- The best explanation for (1) is that physical pain is experienced by the human body and emotional pain is experienced by the human mind.
- No other explanation explains (1) as well as mind-body dualism does.
- Therefore, mind-body dualism is (probably) true (i.e., the human mind and the human body are distinct).
Friday, March 16, 2012
[PHI 1000] An argument for mind-body dualism
Here's an argument for mind-body dualism: