Order 1603146: Compare Descartes’ Mind-Body Dualism with another theory of the mind covered in the lectures including Mind-Brain Identity Theory, Cole’s Feminist Theory of the Mind, Hinduism, or Buddhism.

 

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Write an essay based on the prompt below. The paper should be 500-700 words, typed, double-spaced, and use Times New Roman font size 12. Provide in-text citations and references for all sources using MLA documentation style. Submit essays to the drop box by 11:59 pm. (See syllabus for due date.) The Mind Body Problem Compare Descartes’ Mind-Body Dualism with another theory of the mind covered in the lectures including Mind-Brain Identity Theory, Cole’s Feminist Theory of the Mind, Hinduism, or Buddhism. Begin by explaining the mind-body problem. Why is the notion of the mind problematic for philosophers? What does any theory of the mind need to explain, and what theory will you choose to compare to Descartes’ Mind-Body Dualism. Begin by explaining Descartes’ Theory of Mind-Body Dualism. Explain the main concepts, definitions, and distinctions of Descartes’ theory. Choose one other theory of the mind covered in the lectures, and explain the basic concepts, definitions and distinctions of the competing theory. Restate their theories using at least one direct quote from each of their writings and make specific references to their works. Explain carefully how these views compare and contrast. Be sure to identify and explain at least one difference between the philosophers′ views. How do they define a key concept or make a major distinction differently? What are the strengths and weaknesses of Descartes’ theory and the competing theory? State which view you prefer, and provide an argument to support it. Offer an argument against the view that you reject.

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