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

  • From: "SWM" <SWMirsky@xxxxxxx>
  • To: wittrsamr@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2010 23:23:50 -0000

--- In Wittrs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Gordon Swobe <wittrsamr@...> wrote:

> --- On Sun, 3/21/10, Joseph Polanik <wittrsamr@...> 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.
>
> -gts

His CRA depends on a dualistic notion of consciousness. -- SWM

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