RE: virus: Social Metaphysics

Brett Lane Robertson (
Tue, 30 Sep 1997 17:33:11 -0500

David, are you saying you are not a monist?


At 02:25 PM 9/30/97 -0600, you wrote:
>At 01:45 PM 9/30/97 -0500, Brett Lane Robertson wrote:
>>And what is wrong with the mind being primary?

>I meant primary in the sense that physical reality is
>made out of mind. There are two main positions in the
>philosophy of mind: dualism and monism. Dualists believe
>that everything is physical or mental. The monists
>believe everything is made out of one substance. Idealism
>is the brand of monism according to which everything is
>mental (mind is primary), while materialism states
>everything is physical. Does that clear things up?

>David McFadzean

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ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard

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