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February 09, 2009



I am very sympathetic to the authors position, but I find his argument a bit wanting.

To say, an alternative conception—the one that we contend is more plausible—of mind is as a diverse array of abilities exercised by a person" just begs the question of where those abilities originate from. Either they come from material substances or they don't. To say the former implies that abilities are merely attributes of brains. To claim the latter makes you a dualist. Now, I have no problem with dualism, but my suspicion is that the author is desperately trying to allude that mark.

Lynne Bassis, Esq. (Bassis Mediation Group)

Stephanie: Lynne Bassis here. I'm reading your Feb 9 blog and trying to get to the full article "Philosophical Foundations of Law and Neuroscience." It does not appear to be available any longer from the blog links. Any other ideas about accessing it? Thanks much (and hope to hear from you soon). Lynne

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