Neuroscience, , ,

The Principle of Underdetermination

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The Bhedābheda Mind-Body Doctrine Many people equate the mind to the brain, based on the neuroscientific experiments, in which injecting electrical signals into the brain results in novel experiences. This equivalence is in no small measure the result of the mind-body duality created by Descartes and readily embraced by Christianity […]

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The Mind-Body Problem in Indian Philosophy

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Two Mind-Body Problems The Mind-Body problem in Western philosophy concerns the difficulty in conceiving the nature of the interaction between mind and body, considering that these two are supposed to be different substances—one physical and material while the other spiritual or mystical. In Indian philosophy, matter itself transforms into the […]