Two arguments against material mind


#1

First argument: 1) Mind is byproduct of brain activity, 2) Brain activity is the result of Mind, 3) From (1) and (2) we can deduce that mind should exist not and exist at the same moment which this is contradictory. Materialists believe that (1) is correct then they should give up (2). This means that mind cannot cause anything.

Second argument: 1) Mind which is a mental state is byproduct of brain activity , 2) Qualia which is a mental state is byproduct of brain activity, 3) To tell that mind experiences Qualia is then equivalent to say that a mental state experiences another mental state which is absurd. This means that mind cannot experience anything.


#2

Are you meaning to say that the mind is created by brain activity?

That doesent make sense


#3

No, I am arguing against that by assuming that this is correct in first place (reductio ad absurdum).


#4

So, can you tell me what the difference between the brain signals for justice and mercy are?


#5

Qualia, what we experience in general, is the result of brain activity. The brain signals are similar but move in different areas of brain. We experience different things when signals move in different areas of brain.


#6

I didn’t realize that justice and mercy apparently have different areas of the brain. It’s not like justice is in the frontal cortex and justice is in the back.


#7

Mind over matter.


#8

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