The criteria of personal identity.

In this essay I will be attempting to examine and critically assess the memory/psychological criterion of personal identity. I will begin with the concept of personal identity and work my way through the different criteria for it. This will lead to the psychological theory and what problems there are with it, the bodily and substance … Continue reading The criteria of personal identity.

Behaviourism and the mind/body problem.

In this essay I will be discussing behaviourism and whether or not it offers a clear and satisfactory solution to the mind/body problem. I will begin with a quick definition of dualism referring to René Descartes (1596-1650) and state what this means for the mind/body argument. Then I will move onto Gilbert Ryle's (1900-1976) attack on this view … Continue reading Behaviourism and the mind/body problem.