2023-03Thematic Section
De-Conditioning and Images of the Mind: Scientific Images and Dualistic Images

Abstract:

“De-Conditioning and Images of the Mind” explores the categories of Stephen Priest as developed in his article, “The Unconditioned Soul.” Through an analysis of historical and contemporary examples of the “conditioned” mode in recent philosophical and scientific discussions of the mind, the article articulates limitations of the proposed methods and advances examples of “de-conditioning” the mind that point in the direction of what Priest calls the “unconditioned.”

Keywords:

conditioned, de-conditioning, unconditioned, dualism, eliminativism, reductionism, materialism

How to cite:

Farris, Joshua R. “De-Conditioning and Images of the Mind: Scientific Images and Dualistic Images.” Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture 7, no. 3 (2023):  31-47. https://doi.org/10.14394/eidos.jpc.2023.0022.

Author:

Joshua R. Farris
Universität Bochum
Universitätsstraße 150, 44801 Bochum, Germany
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4893-4294
Joshua.Farris@ruhr-uni-bochum.de

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