[Wittrs] Re: Ontologically Basic Ambiguity: Mode of Existence

  • From: Gordon Swobe <gts_2000@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 15:13:49 -0700 (PDT)

--- On Sun, 3/21/10, Joseph Polanik <wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> yes, he does:

But I think he doesn't mean what you (or is it Stuart?) think he means. 

We cannot call Searle's view dualism because 1) he denies the existence of a 
second non-physical mental substance, a substance asserted by Cartesian 
dualists, and 2) he denies the existence of non-physical properties of matter, 
properties asserted by property dualists. Moreover his philosophy in no way 
depends on these dualistic ideas.



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