Distant Causation Argument
Explain Leibniz’s Law. Explain Descartes’ 1st argument for dualism and the objection to it. Explain Descartes’ 2nd argument for dualism and the objection to it. Explain the argument that favors Mind/Brain Identity theory. Explain the Distant Causation Argument (DC) Explain the Could-Not-Have-Done-Otherwise Argument (CND). Explain the view called Indeterminism and explain whether we have free will on this account. Explain the difference between Determinism and Fatalism. Explain how Psychological Egoism (PE) would characterize the actions of someone like Mother Theresa. Explain two of the stances one might take towards a choice regarding others: Self-over-others, and Others-over-self. Explain the experimental test that reverses any memory of writing a check to feed the poor, and explain from which of the stances one would still write the check. Explain the experimental test that erases all memory, and explain from which of the stances one would write the check.