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Introduction

Richard Swinburne

in The Evolution of the Soul

Published in print February 1997 | ISBN: 9780198236986
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598593 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198236980.003.0001
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Technical terms to be used in this book are introduced – substance, property, event, material object, mental property, physical property. Three views on the mind/body problem are distinguished – hard materialism, soft materialism (or property dualism), and substance dualism. Inductive principles to be used in the book are introduced – the principles of credulity, of testimony, and of simplicity (entailing the principle of charity).

Keywords: charity; event; materialism; mental property; mind/body problem; property; property dualism; substance; substance dualism; testimony

Chapter.  6643 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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