Can Traditional Philosophy Help Us Understand Mind vs. Brain? | Articles - Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence

Michael Egnor, Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics at State University of New York, Stony Brook asks us to look back to the traditional idea that the soul is the “form” of the body.

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Yesterday, we published the fourth portion of the debate between materialist philosopher David Papineau and neurosurgeon Michael Egnor, where the key issue was “Is the mind simply what the brain does?” Today, we look at the portion which starts roughly at 36 min where Papineau and Egnor start to talk about traditional philosophical ways of thinking about the soul and the body (partial transcript):

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