Problem Set 01

Problem Set 01

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The Mind-Body Problem

In a short essay, clearly explain the Mind-Body Problem as if to someone who was not in the class and has never had a philosophy course. (20)

Plato's Solution

In a short essay, explain how Plato's Theory of Forms and his view of the soul are supposed to solve the Mind-Body Problem. (15)

Descartes' Solution

In a short essay, explain Descartes' solution to the Mind-Body Problem. Specifically, how does he thing Cartesian Interactionism solves the problem, and why should we be skeptical of his solution? (15)