JJC Smart's favorite example of a mental event: seeing an after image.
|Stare at the white cross for 35 seconds. Then look at the white board.|
- Quantitatively identical--like Superman is identical to Clark Kent. There's one person, not two.
- Qualitatively identical--like identical twins are identical to each other. There are two people, but they are very much alike.
Mental events are NOT identical to physical events, but rather, occur in a non-physical soul. (Descartes's view)PHYSICALISM
Mental events ARE identical to physical events, and occur in the brain. (JJC Smart's view)ARGUMENTS
On the board....