|Mind Body problem: the question of how thinking and sensibility arise from matter, and how the relationship of the mental and the material without which the mental (psychic, psychical) is not possible can be explained. See also substance, res Cogitans, dualism, monism, identity theory, materialism, physicalism, functionalism._____________Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments. |
|Diaz-Bone I 41
Mind Body Problem/James: James' psychology can be seen as an attempt to overcome the dualism of body and mind. Both are part of nature and the objective world.
Even a complete discovery and explanation of brain activity cannot be equated with knowledge of consciousness.
The attempt to solve the mind body problem by overcoming the dualism is regarded as a failure for James, since a scientific explanation for free will cannot be achieved._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution.
R. Diaz-Bone/K. Schubert
William James zur Einführung Hamburg 1996