"Lec 3 - Arguments for the existence of the soul, Part I" Death (PHIL 176) The lecture focuses on arguments that might be offered as proof for the existence of the soul. The first series of arguments discussed is those known as "inferences to the best explanation." That is, we posit the existence of things we cannot see so as to explain something else that is generally agreed to take place. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Introduction: The P-Functioning Body 03:02 - Chapter 2. The Mind According to Physicalists and Dualists 12:17 - Chapter 3. Inferencing to the Best Explanation to Prove the Soul's Existence 19:55 - Chapter 4. Can Only the Soul Justify Feature F? 35:07 - Chapter 5. Abilities, Desires, Emotions -- Candidates for Feature F Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Spring 2007.
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