Friday, 24 September 2010

Morning Scepticism: Dualism

While one can pontificate abstractly about whether materialism is reconcilable with the experience of qualia, or the problem of the interface between the material and immaterial, one only has to wonder just how a dualist resolves drugs. People take a chemical stimulant and it alters mental states and experience. How can a dualist seriously account for this? It's not just the signal that is altered but experience itself!

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