Gestalt's Post-Amnesia Myfanwy

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her powers (able to control people’s nervous system). Her powers gave her the upper hand and strength she needed to survive in the situation she was placed into. Whereas the first Myfanwy hated her powers because they caused her to be ripped away from her father. Pre-amnesia Myfanwy was good with numbers and that is why she was so good at her job. This trait actually was passed onto post-amnesia Myfanwy. The person who wiped the memories clean actually made sure to only wipe out memories not basic functions like speaking and apparently her ability with numbers. I think that the author did this on purpose to add to the idea of what makes a person who they are. Even though she still had pre-amnesias capabilities with numbers and work, she was…show more content…
I think the author was a dualist, because of the characters he created. If he was a monist he would have gone against his own beliefs of the mind body problem. Gestalt and Myfanwy both show how the mind is separate from the body. Gestalt is able to control five bodies with one mind and the conscious can jump from one body to the next. Gestalt’s mind is not a part of the body but connected to it in another way. The author was showing how dualism can exist in the supernatural world. If a conscious can jump from body to body it is not a part of the brain but rather an extension of it. With Myfanwy, if her mind and body were the same, she would have woken up without any memories but would have been the same person. 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. He is showing how dualism could occur,…show more content…
Grafters started as humans who started finding ways to change the human body. They originated from Belgium and received grants from people who were interested in their work. What Grafters do is take a human subject but then graft either animal parts, technology/machine, or other human parts. In their earlier days they would make huge animals that were combinations of different species. Later on after hiding away for a long time, they instead started to graft more realistic looking beasts. Placing telephone wiring up spines so grafters could communicate without a phone and without a trace. The Grafters are the number one enemy of the Checquy. What makes the philosophically interesting is if after someone is grafted are they still considered a person? They started off as humans but afterwards they have extra pieces added on. In my opinion they are not human anymore, they were made from humans into another creature. The Grafters are no longer human they have gone through substantial change. They have undergone a substantial change because they started off as one type of substance and now they are a second substance, a hybrid of human and machine. A human would not be able to talk on the
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