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P H I L O S O P H Y   P A T H W A Y S                   ISSN 2043-0728
http://www.philosophypathways.com/newsletter/

Issue No. 213
6th July 2017

CONTENTS

Special mind-body dualism issue

I.'I might not have been the author of this article: An argument for
mind-body dualism' by Geoffrey Klempner

II. 'Why am I here? (2013 YouTube video transcription)' by Geoffrey
Klempner

III. 'Hedgehog Philosopher (Extracts 2010-2011)' by Geoffrey Klempner

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FROM THE LIST MANAGER

It will soon be approaching two years since I last had an issue of
Philosophy Pathways all to myself (Philosophy Pathways 197 'Special
Blogging Issue', 27 October 2015). I hope that you will indulge me. I
have some new ideas I would like to share, and would very much
appreciate some feedback. I have changed my mind about something that
I thought was settled and beyond doubt: the truth of physicalism [...]

Read more...

http://www.philosophypathways.com/articles/Geoffrey_Klempner_
Philosophy_Pathways_213_Introduction.pdf

(c) Geoffrey Klempner 2017

Email: klempner@fastmail.net

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I. 'I MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE: AN ARGUMENT FOR
MIND-BODY DUALISM' BY GEOFFREY KLEMPNER

Appealing to Nietzsche's idea of the Eternal Recurrence, in this
piece I consider a possible world where I did not exist, everything
else remaining the same. The individual who came from the same sperm
and egg as the author of this article, might not have been I. This is
presented as an argument for interactionist dualism. While Descartes
argued that I might have existed even if the world did not, I argue
that the world -- this same world -- might have existed even though I
did not [...]

Read more...

http://www.philosophypathways.com/articles/Geoffrey_Klempner_I_might_
not_have_been_the_author_of_this_article.pdf

(c) Geoffrey Klempner 2017

Email: klempner@fastmail.net

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II. 'WHY AM I HERE? (2013 YOUTUBE VIDEO TRANSCRIPTION' BY GEOFFREY
KLEMPNER

Why don't I just say what I've got to say and not worry, really not
worry too much about how it looks. This is a hand... This is a
hand... Once upon a time, there was a philosopher called G.E. Moore
who thought he could prove the existence of an external world -- by
doing what I've just done now. It's a question worth asking, What
makes philosophers think that a certain sequence of words constitutes
a proof of something? [...]

Read more...

http://www.philosophypathways.com/articles/Geoffrey_Klempner_Why_am_I
_here_(YouTube_video_transcription_2013).pdf

(c) Geoffrey Klempner 2013, 2017

Email: klempner@fastmail.net

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III. 'HEDGEHOG PHILOSOPHER (EXTRACTS 2010-2011)' BY GEOFFREY KLEMPNER

What is it that I see?' -- An illusion. That's what I once called it.
The Cartesian theatre, or the infinite regress of homunculi are merely
naive expressions of that illusion, which reaches its ultimate
refinement in the transcendental solipsism of Wittgenstein's
Tractatus: 'The self of solipsism shrinks to a point of no extension,
and there remains the reality co-ordinated with it' (5.64). Then I
underwent an inexplicable conversion. And as a result came to believe
that solipsism can be partially true [...]

Read more...

http://www.philosophypathways.com/articles/Geoffrey_Klempner_Hedgehog
_Philosopher_(Extracts_2010-2011).pdf

(c) Geoffrey Klempner 2011, 2017

Email: klempner@fastmail.net


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