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Senior Philosophy : EXAM 2 Study Guide
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Henry Nabea Professor # Philosophy # 10 May, 2013. Exam Two Study Guide Quiz 1 Answer. In his book, Concept of Mind, Gilbert Ryle is willing to say that minds exist but he is unwilling to say that minds and bodies both exist. The reason he adduces to support his view is that minds and bodies belong to different categories and, therefore, it is a categorical mistake to lamp the two together as if they belonged to the same category (Ryle, 12).
The two realities should be understood differently since they belong to two different categories. Quiz 2. Answer. According to John Searle, there are four features of mental phenomenal that makes it very hard to fit into the ‘’ scientific’’ conception of the world. The features are: Consciousness, the intentionality, the subjectivity of mental states, and mental causation (Barbet, A.H, online). Consciousness refers to the fact that we are always mentally conscious of ourselves. Intentionality refers to the fact that our consciousness is always directed towards something. Subjectivity of our mental states means that we are the only ones who are aware and conscious o what is happening in our minds. Mental causation refers to the fact that our minds are able to bring forth ideas, but the mode of mental causation is different from the mode of causation by physical realities. Quiz 3. St. Thomas Aquinas’ Five ways of proving God’s existence are as follows (The Five Ways of St. Thomas Aquinas, online). The first Argument is the argument from causality. In this argument, St. ...
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