Myfanwy did not undergo a substantial change where she became a new substance, but I do not think that is necessary for her to have become a new person. She is still the same genius, species, and maybe the same individual in the sense that it’s the same body, but not the same mind. Perhaps this is an instance of an accidental change. The author was trying to show that maybe he does not believe in monism and that he wants to show how if these people were real they could disprove monism. Having these characters in the book the author is inserting his view on the mind body problem.
This has replaced the previously held belief that adult brain is physiologically static. This process can make your brain resilient. Thus, you are not actually stuck with the brain that you are born with. Here are some fundamentals of neuroplasticity. Change is Limited to the Mood of the Brain When you are alert, motivated, engaged, and ready for action, your brain will release neurochemicals.
In this case, he argues that if the intellect were in a material form, it could be sensitive to only some physical objects. Nevertheless, the non-material form allows individuals to think about anything. In conclusion, both Aristotle and Plato’s are theories of dualism, they just differ in their explanations. Plato seems to maintain that mind and body are the same; however, Aristotle maintains that they are different. They both share the same sentiments that the soul appears in non-material form and hence it cannot be categorized with the other parts of the body.
It could only be discovered if one was dead and was able to recount that life still existed. However, because death is death and one is unable to come back to life, dualism helps exaplain that life could exist after death because all we can possibly do is doubt it’s certainity. Now in hopes of using Cartesian dualism to explain if a immaterial god exist, Decartes had certain knowledge that God existed, but not sure if it was due to a attribute of materialism or idealism (ibid). Decartes instead explained God would not not decieve the thinking mind with perceptions of a extreme world where objects were outside the mind if it did not exist (ibid). On that same thought Decartes proved that dualism could explain God’s existance.
My reasoning for choosing Sam Bell to be multiple selves is that he is never experiencing the exact same thing as the many other Sam Bells’. Also, though one Sam Bell may have the same personality and temperaments as the other Sam Bells’ do, the clones of the original are still able to make their own decisions free of interference from the original Sam Bell. The Same Soul Theory is what I
Although many people claim to remember memories of an event or person with zero doubt, there is still some criticisms. A criticism of the Mandela effect is that the memories people have are actually just false memories. Over time, memories can become tainted and clouded. The brain can easily confuse and mix things up more easily as more time passes and this may cause people to believe they remember a particular event that happened perfectly, but in reality they are not remembering correctly (Hyduke). People generally will tend to believe their version of an event is right even when they have many factors opposed against them.
Those theories alone causes me to question freedom because freedom is the power to act, speak, or think without being restricted. Yet, everything that is run by authorities has functionalism. Some may argue against functionalism because they may feel that it cannot be explained by the mechanism functions either material or logical. Just to say consciousness is expected when it comes to functionalism in order for it to process to the brain or mind. And if that is true, is it safe to say that the claims that I stated previously regarding society have control over our mind through everyday systems processing in our brain?
What makes you the same person today as you were yesterday? Are you even the same person as yesterday? If we were to answer no to that question, then wouldn’t that mean you would have different friends the next day and that you wouldn’t even remember who your old friends were. If we’re not the same person from day to day then all of our relationships and society as a whole will be turned upside down and must be false, since an enduring self is the foundation for society. The traditional western view believes that there is an enduring self.
This helps to clarify the idea that identities are not essential, but “in theory and practice, are always changing and changeable” (Nealon & Searls Giroux 265). The ideals and beliefs of my Asian-American upbringing are not fostered permanently, but are subject to change based on everyday scenarios, interactions and happenstances, whether through new technology or incidences. In contrast, without identities being essential, it is much more apparent to say that identities are socially constructed. Social constructionism is “process by which subjects stay the same, but what the subject positions means is under constant reconstruction and deconstruction” by society (Nealon & Searls Giroux 191). As an athlete throughout my lifetime, I have been interpellated through subject positions primarily regarding my race, but also through being a student.
Once we step outside our comfort zone, we are able to let our true character evolve. Author Ralpho Waldo Emerson once said, "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." Emerson is completely right when saying this. The only way we can become a well balanced person is to do these things that we are not used to. Although it might be hard sometimes to accomplish these things, the effort that you put forth speaks more than the result.