Friday, February 10, 2006

Substance Dualism Is True

FACT
There are both material and immaterial substances

Substance dualism is true. We know this from the Law of Identity, intentionality, continuity of identity through change, and secondary qualities. We also know that dualism is true because mental events differ from physical events, mental events are self-presenting and physical events are not, conscious experience cannot be explained in purely physical terms (e.g. qualia exist and cannot be explained in physical terms), and we are self-aware.