Dualism, Descartes legacy - Part 2

Superstar Teacher Series, Produced by the Teaching Company, Lecturer is John Searle. Lecture is titled, “The Philosophy of Mind.”  This set of lectures is about the Philosophy of Mind.   This episode discusses the Cogito, "I think, therefore I am", but can be less ambiguously translated as "I am thinking, therefore I exist" or "I am thinking, on the account of being".  The proof that each person is a thi
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As the Puritans migrated from England to the New World, they had a clear vision of what their churches should be like. Membership was restricted to those who could present evidence that they had experienced “saving grace.” This most often included a compelling description of some extraordinary experience that indicated intimate contact with God. Only those who could submit this proof were considered “visible saints” and allowed full membership in the church. In the early seventeenth cent
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