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Single Idea 3453

[catalogued under 17. Mind and Body / D. Property Dualism / 3. Property Dualism]

Full Idea

Opponents of materialism tend to embrace "property dualism", thus accepting the Cartesian apparatus that I had thought long discredited.

Gist of Idea

Property dualism is the reappearance of Cartesianism


John Searle (The Rediscovery of the Mind [1992], Intro)

Book Reference

Searle,John R.: 'The Rediscovery of the Mind' [MIT 1999], p.-5

A Reaction

This seems to be precisely the current situation. Cartesian dualism is thoroughly marginalised (but still whimpering in the corner), and the real battle is between physicalism and property dualism. The latter is daft.