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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1070
Professor
Robert Mc Gill
Semester
Fall

Description
Philosophy 09/23/2013 Following three claims are mutually incompatible: Naturalism – all physical events have only physical causes The soul is non­physical The activity of the soul causes action The Rise of Naturalism The Rise of Brain Science: We have discovered processes in the brain that correspond to most mental  processes. The idea that thought could arise from a machine is no longer absurd. The Absence of Counterexamples: If Supernaturalism were true, there would be physical events with no  physical cause. Yet we haven’t found any. The Completeness of Physics Deep Physical Explanations. Modern physics offers detailed and deep explanations of physical 
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