Substance Dualism and the Argument from Self-Awareness
Talbot School of Theology
There are two tasks for any adequate philosophy of mind: (1) articulate one's position and explain why dualism is the commonsense view; (2) defend one's position. I believe that there is an argument that simultaneously satisfies both desiderata in a non-ad hoc way and, thus, the argument can thereby claim the virtue of theoretical simplicity in its favor. In what follows, I shall present the argument and defend its most crucial premise, respond to three criticisms that have been raised against it, and draw out one dialectical implication of the argument.
Dualism; Self-consciousness (Awareness)--Religious aspects
DOI of Published Version
Moreland, James Porter, "Substance Dualism and the Argument from Self-Awareness" (2011). Faculty Articles & Research. 599.