Ghosts and zombies: Descartes and substance dualism
The 17th century Frenchman René Descartes is often called the father of modern philosophy. He developed a theory of consciousness that makes perfect sense. Now being called a Cartesian dualist is a serious insult. What went wrong?
Music: Borodin, String Quartet No.2, Second Movement, Czech National Orchestra. Another Kismet melody, “Baubles, Bangles and Beads.”
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