New Theory of Dualism
Non-Cartesian Dualisms of mind/body ... seeking to
understand how minds and bodies are distinct, but intertwined and causally
connected at many levels.
First see discussion on
whether the world is causally closed?
Strategy for Dualists,
2001 (cc); although about constructive property
Homunculi Be So Stupid?, (Mind, 1982, XCI, 420,
cc); for a discussion that homunculi
are questions of fact (or not), and cannot automatically be discounted.
J.M. Schwartz, H.P. Stapp and M. Beauregard,
Quantum theory in
neuroscience and psychology: a neurophysical model of mind/brain interaction
see especially sections 1-4 and 6 for a discussion of evidence for the effects
of mind in the brain. In section 5, Stapp et al suggest that the
mind might choose when decohering measurements occur, but the scope of
influence via the 'quantum Zeno effect' is extremely limited, and hardly
plausible as a means of supporting a substantial dualist influence (more
To Be A Reductivist (cc),
explaining why it is necessary to give up the causal closure of the physical
Frank B. Dilley,
Taking consciousness seriously: A defense of Cartesian dualism, 2004 (cc):
examining & rebutting some of the standard objections to dualism, and clarifying
questions about interdependence & structure.
B. Alan Wallace,
Buddhism & Science: Confrontation and Collaboration, 2008 (cc):
the opposition of Buddhism to a purely monist/materialist view of minds, but
also the prospects for collaborations to improve science.
Scientific Evidence for
Survival of Consciousness after Death
Physicalism: A False View of the World
Mind and Body, Medieval and Modern: Augustine and Thomas Aquinas versus
Descartes & part
Paul Thagard, The self as a
system of multilevel interacting mechanisms (cc)
The Unconditioned Soul (cc)
Outline of a new theory described by I.J. Thompson,
by means of
Dispositions and Multiple Generative Levels
Discrete Degrees Within and Between Nature and Mind
Descartes and Swedenborg,
in the contexts of
Mechanics and Consciousness: A Causal Correspondence Theory, and
Quantum mechanics and consciousness: Thoughts on a causal correspondence
Dualism: a Causal Correspondence Theory
What is Discrete and Dual?
Physics-Spirituality: Are Quantum Physics and Spirituality related?
Neglected sources of new philosophical ideas:
See The Interaction between
the Soul and the Body, 1769 (elsewhere)