Re: Dualism and the DA (and torture once more)

From: Quentin Anciaux <>
Date: Sun, 19 Jun 2005 03:02:16 +0200

Le Dimanche 19 Juin 2005 02:39, Jonathan Colvin a écrit :
> the dualism comes from reifying the 3rd
> person independent universe, and if we accept only the 1st person as
> "real", there is no dualism. It is quite a metaphysical leap, though, to
> discard the 3rd person universe. I'd like to know how to justify such a
> shift.

Yes, exactly... this is what is called a "monism" and not dualism... if you
accept only 1st person experience as real, and 3rd person phenomena as
emergent of 1st person experience, it is not dualism. It is called

phenomenalism - The monistic view that all empirical statements (such as the
laws of physics) can be placed in a one to one correspondence with statements
about only the phenomenal (i.e. mental appearances).

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