Post Number:#46 October 28th, 2010, 11:29 am
Belinda wrote:Tfindlay wroteI don't see any reason to speak of mind as separate or distinguishable from the physical cosmos.
Here are a few:
You look out of your window and what you see of the world outside is not the perspective the person in the street outside sees of the physical world, although the physical world exists, many of us presume, as an orderly system.The perspectives are mind things: the street is a physical thing(what Descartes called 'extended' matter.
It was the distinction between "mind things" and "physical thing" you made here that led me to believe you thought of minds as independent of matter. Perhaps I am misunderstanding your use of the word "mind". Many people use the term "mind" with the assumption that it is some sort of non-physical part of themselves responsible for directing their lives.