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Aristotelian Dualism: Good; Aristotelian Hylomorphism: Bad

Aristotelian Dualism and Hylomorphism with Howard Robinson
Thursday, November 26, 2020, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

There are two ways in which Aristotle’s philosophy of mind can be brought into contact with contemporary controversies. One of them makes him unfashionable but, in Robinson's view, almost certainly right; the other makes him pretty fashionable, and, as one might thereby expect, almost certainly wrong. The unfashionable but true part concerns the immateriality of the intellect. The fashionable-ish but hopeless is the attempt to solve or dissolve the mind body problem, wrongly supposed to follow from Cartesian errors, by reinstating hylomorphism as a central plank in the philosophy of nature.

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