Does the Mind Exist Independently of the Brain?

Topics: Mind, Consciousness, Philosophy of mind Pages: 3 (534 words) Published: October 2, 2012
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Does the Mind Exist Independently of the Brain?

Introduction
What is the Minds Duty of a Human
What is the Brains Duty of a Human
Does the Mind Exist Independently of the Brain?

Thesis: According to previous knowledge of the mind and brain, and Rene Descartes convincing arguments that the mind can exist independently of the brain, due to scientific and religious knowledge.

Topic Background
Talk about Discartes
Scientific Motivation
The Religious Motivation

Arguments
Argument 1 (Religious)
Counter Argument
Argument 2 (Religious)
Counter Argument
Argument 3 (Scientific)
Counter Argument
Argument 4 (Scientific)
Counter Argument

Conclusion
Revisit the thesis statement
Describe Descartes' view one more time
yes, I agree the mind can exist without the brain

4 scholarly sources

Campos, T. (2010, September 8). Where is the Mind? The mind exists without the brain. Retrieved from http://suite101.com/article/where-is-the-mind-the-mind-exists-without-the-brain-a280509

This article is scholarly because it was analyzed by stanford university's philosophy department, it was peer-reviewed as well. The author used the seven levels of consciousness to tie in with how the brain and mind are interlocked but, at the same time the mind can survive without the brain, while the brain cant survive without the mind. I will use this article to look back and see what subject of consciousness a certain aspect of the mind falls under.

"Mind-Body Theories." Encyclopedia of Science and Religion. Ed. J. Wentzel Vrede van Huyssteen. Vol. 2. Gale Cengage, 2003. eNotes.com. 1 Jun, 2012 <http://www.enotes.com/mind-body- theories-reference/>

This article is scholarly because it was peer-reviewed. This article explored the many theories that the differentiation of mind and body had. Such theories include: mind-body dualism, materialism,...
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