Category: Religion and Metaphysics

Paradoxes 0

The Paradox of Causation

But though the composition or structure of matter is thus too obscure a problem to serve as a support for materialism— so that even if everything is made of matter we are, metaphysically or...

Materialism 0

What is Materialism?

Materialism has been for many centuries, if not the most popular of all philosophies, at least among the most popular. Its popularity in all ages seems to be due very largely to the simplicity...

Mind Matter Distinguished 0

They cannot be Distinguished

There is still a third difficulty in connexion with the dualistic theory; namely, the question how matter and mind are to be distinguished. At first sight this question is ridiculous; for the whole theory...

Mind and Matter 0

The dualism of Matter and Mind

Of these three alternatives we shall begin by examining the most popular; that is to say, the dualism which regards the world as composed of two different and clearly-distinguishable things, mind and matter. This...

Mind and Matter 0

Mind and Matter

Popular metaphysic distinguishes two categories of reality, mind and matter. Mind is a reality whose qualities are thought, will, and so forth; it is not extended over space or divisible into parts. Matter, on...