The substance of consciousness: an argument for interactionism

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Avebury, 1995 - Philosophy - 219 pages
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The Substance of Consciousness advances an original and sustained argument for a dualistic theory of mind and body. Unlike many recent defenders of dualism, Matthew Buncombe does not argue from the 'ineffability' or mystery of consciousness; rather, he offers a new positive account of consciousness (in terms of the notion of phenomenological indiscernibility) and a critique of all currently popular non-dualist accounts of the mind-body relation. Buncombe argues that dualism and these non-dualist theories provides an indirect argument for the truth of dualism. Without shirking the well-known problems connected with dualism, Buncombe argues that we have no choice but to accept dualism if we are to do justice to the phenomena of consciousness.

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