In Defense Of Mind-Body Dualism Analysis

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Breanna Ashekun P. DuMond Philosophy 2010 In Brie Gertler’s “In Defense of Mind-Body Dualism” she uses the concept of pain to elaborate her defense of naturalistic dualism while simultaneously offering various criticisms of physicalism. One of the ways she presents her stance is through the use of the Disembodiment Argument. The Disembodiment Argument simply states that the possibility of pain is still present despite the lack of physicality. She proves this by stating the fact that pain can be perceived without it being applied, as in you don’t need to experience the C-fiber stimuli to recognize the sensation of pain. “And it is the sensation itself, not the cause, which is most obviously a mental state.” (Gertler, 304). Gertler’s most obvious

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